Myrcia is a genus of the flowering plant family Myrtaceae described as a genus with this name in 1827.[4][3] As of 2015 it contains about 770 species.[5] They are distributed in Central and South America, Mexico, and the West Indies.[6]

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Myrcia rostrata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Subfamily: Myrtoideae
Tribe: Myrteae
Genus: Myrcia
Type species
Myrcia bracteolaris[2][3]
(Poir.) DC.
  • Aguava Raf.
  • Atomostigma Kuntze
  • Aulomyrcia O.Berg
  • Calycampe O.Berg
  • Calyptromyrcia O.Berg
  • Cerqueiria O. Berg
  • Cumetea Raf.
  • Mozartia Urb.

Selected speciesEdit

Formerly placed hereEdit


  1. ^ a b "Genus: Myrcia DC". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2011-07-01. Retrieved 2012-08-23.
  2. ^ lectotype designated by McVaugh, R. 1956. Nomenclatural notes on Myrtaceae and related families. Taxon 5: 143.
  3. ^ a b Tropicos, Myrcia DC.
  4. ^ Candolle, Augustin Pyramus de. 1827. Dictionnaire classique d'histoire naturelle 11: 406
  5. ^ Amorim, B. S., Maciel, J. R., & Alves, M. (2015). New geographical records of Myrcia s.l. (Myrteae, Myrtaceae) from South America, with a focus on Brazilian taxa. Check List, 11(2), 1592.
  6. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  7. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Myrcia". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2012-08-23.

External linksEdit

  Data related to Myrcia at Wikispecies   Media related to Myrcia at Wikimedia Commons