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Taxon: Cyrilla racemiflora L.

Genus: Cyrilla
Family: Cyrillaceae
Nomen number: 318071
Place of publication: Mant. pl. 1:50; Syst. nat. ed. 12, 2:182. 1767
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 16-Feb-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 20-Apr-2009
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 5 (4 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • black titi  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • he-huckleberry  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • ironwood  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • leatherwood  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • myrtle  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • red titi  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • titi  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • white titi  (Source: Hortus 3) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production
  • Environmental: ornamental

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama (s.), Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina (e.), South Carolina, Virginia (s.e.), Mississippi (s.)]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Oaxaca]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Martinique, St. Vincent and Grenadines, United States [Puerto Rico]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Nicaragua (n.e.), Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Guyana, Venezuela (s.)
    • BRAZIL: Brazil (n.)
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia (e.)

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  2. Meyer, F. G. et al. A catalog of cultivated woody plants of the southeastern United States (L CultWPl SE US)

Check other web resources for Cyrilla racemiflora L. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.


  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?318071. Accessed 26 June 2019.