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:
Typification:
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

Synonyms:

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 ()
  • 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


    Cultivated (widely cult.)

    Naturalized

    Northern America
    • United States (s.e.)

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Micronesia


References:

  1. Campbell, F. T., ed. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils. 1995 (unpublished draft) (Rep NCEPPC)
  2. Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  3. Hawaii Department of Agriculture List of plant species designated as noxious weeds for eradication or control purposes. 1992 (L NWeeds Hawaii)
  4. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  5. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  6. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  7. Scott, A. J. 1978. A revision of Rhodomyrtus (Myrtaceae) Kew Bull. 33:313.
  8. 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)
  9. Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts (Pl Res SEAs) 2:276-277.
  10. Wagner, W. L. et al. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i. 1990 (F Hawaii)
  11. Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. 2003 (Invasive Pl Spec)

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?31664. Accessed 21 April 2018.