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Taxon: Myrsine africana L.

 
Genus: Myrsine
Family: Primulaceae
Subfamily: Myrsinoideae
Nomen number: 24881
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:196. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 27-Sep-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Sep-1996
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fide F TEAfr; Teketay 1993)
  • Medicines:
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals; mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Portugal [Azores]
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Somalia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Namibia

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Yemen
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan
    • CHINA: China [Gansu, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan]

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Pakistan


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  3. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  4. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  5. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  6. Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. (F Iran)
  7. Silva, L. et al. Listagem da fauna e flora terrestres dos Açores. Lista des plantas vasculares (Pteridophyta e Spermatophyta). (L Azores)
  8. Teketay, D. 1993. Problems associated with raising trees from seeds. the Ethiopian experience (Restor Trop Forest) 97.
  9. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  10. Verdcourt, B. & E. C. Trump Common poisonous plants of East Africa. (Poison Pl EAfr)
  11. Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. (F Yemen)
  12. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Myrsine africana L. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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.

Images:

  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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?id=24881. Accessed 17 November 2018.