Taxon: Ehretia microphylla Lam.

Genus: Ehretia
Family: Boraginaceae
  Subfamily: Ehretioideae
Nomen number: 14898
Place of publication: Tabl. encycl. 1:425. 1792
Name Verified on: 31-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 31-Mar-2012
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (for bonsai fide H. Riedl, pers. comm. 1996; Pulmonaria 194, as Carmona retusa)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):178. 1999, as Carmona retusa)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Guangdong, - Hainan
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Indochina; Myanmar; Thailand
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Celebes, - Java, - Lesser Sunda Islands, - Moluccas, - Sumatra; Malaysia; Philippines
    • Papuasia: Indonesia - Irian Jaya; Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - Queensland

  • Naturalized:

  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • Hilger, H. H. & M. Gottschling 2002. Phylogenetic analysis and character evolution of Ehretia and Bourreria (Ehretiaceae, Boraginales)—Correction Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 124:149-150.
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. 1993- (F Japan)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)


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