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Family: Myrtaceae  Juss., nom. cons.

Family number: 751. Last updated: 12-Apr-2007.
Number of accepted genera: 134.
Type genus: Myrtus L.
Comment: dicot family.

Complete list of genera

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References for family:

  • Wilson, P. G. et al. 2005. Relationships within Myrtaceae sensu lato based on a matK phylogeny. Pl. Syst. Evol. 251:3–19.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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  • Google Scholar

Synonyms for family:

Subfamilies and tribes for Myrtaceae:

Subfamily Tribe Subtribe
Myrtoideae Backhousieae
Myrtoideae Chamelaucieae
Myrtoideae Eucalypteae
Myrtoideae Kanieae
Myrtoideae Leptospermeae
Myrtoideae Lindsayomyrteae
Myrtoideae Lophostemoneae
Myrtoideae Melaleuceae
Myrtoideae Metrosidereae
Myrtoideae Myrteae
Myrtoideae Osbornieae
Myrtoideae Syncarpieae
Myrtoideae Syzygieae
Myrtoideae Tristanieae
Myrtoideae Xanthostemoneae
Psiloxyloideae Heteropyxideae
Psiloxyloideae Psiloxyleae


Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (10 October 2015)

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