Taxon: Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Aiton) Hassk.

 
Genus: Rhodomyrtus
Family: Myrtaceae
Subfamily: Myrtoideae
Tribe: Myrteae
Nomen number: 31664
Place of publication: Flora 25(2, Beibl.):35. 1842
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 14-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: potential as ornamental (fide Pl Res SEAs 2:276. 1991; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Human food: potential as fruit (fide Pl Res SEAs 2:277. 1991; Cornucopia)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Rep NCEPPC; Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:

    Native

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Yunnan; Hong Kong
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India ; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia ; Laos ; Myanmar ; Thailand ; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia ; Malaysia ; Philippines

  • Naturalized

  • Northern America

    • United States
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States Hawaii
    • Northwestern Pacific: Micronesia

  • Cultivated


References:

  • Campbell, F. T., ed. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils. 1995 (unpublished draft) (Rep NCEPPC)
  • Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  • Hawaii Department of Agriculture List of plant species designated as noxious weeds for eradication or control purposes. 1992 (L NWeeds Hawaii)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Scott, A. J. 1978. A revision of Rhodomyrtus (Myrtaceae) Kew Bull. 33:313.
  • Seed Regulatory and Testing Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S.D.A. State noxious-weed seed requirements recognized in the administration of the Federal Seed Act (updated annually). (State Noxweed Seed)
  • Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts (Pl Res SEAs) 2:276-277.
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i. 1990 (F Hawaii)
  • Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. 2003 (Invasive Pl Spec)

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