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Taxon: Blepharocalyx salicifolius (Kunth) O. Berg

Genus: Blepharocalyx
Family: Myrtaceae
Subfamily: Myrtoideae
Tribe: Myrteae
Nomen number: 415234
Place of publication: Linnaea 27:143. 1856
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 26-Oct-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 5 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

  • cambui  (Source: F Neotrop) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • guamirim  (Source: F Neotrop) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • murta  (Source: F Neotrop) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • anacahuita  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Argentina)
  • arrayán  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Argentina)
  • cocha molle  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Argentina)
  • horco molle  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Argentina)
  • multa  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Argentina)

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, São Paulo, Distrito Federal]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, [Cochabamba, La Paz, Santa Cruz, Tarija] Ecuador [Azuay, Loja]
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, [Buenos Aires, Corrientes, Entre Ríos, Jujuy, Tucumán] Paraguay, [Alto Paraná, Guairá] Uruguay


  1. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45 Note: not known from Peru
  2. Govaerts, R. et al. 2008. World checklist of Myrtaceae
  3. Landrum, L. R. 1986. Campomanesia, Pimenta, Blepharocalyx, Legrandia, Acca, Myrrhinium, and Luma (Myrtaceae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 45:122-130.
  4. Reitz, R., ed. 1965-. Flora ilustrada catarinense.

Check other web resources for Blepharocalyx salicifolius (Kunth) O. Berg :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • 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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=415234. Accessed 6 April 2020.