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Myrceugenia lanceolata (Juss. ex J. St.-Hil.) Kausel

Place of Publication

Lilloa 13: 135 (1947)

Type citation

Based on Myrtus lanceoalata Juss. ex J., St._Hil. "Rapporte par Dombey, Herb de Jussieu," Dombey s.n. (holotype: P).



  • Kausel (1947)

    Kausel, E. 1947. Notas mirtológicas. Lilloa 13: 125-149

  • Landrum (1986)

    Landrum, L.R. 1986. Campomanesia, Pimenta, Blepharocalyx, Legrandia, Acca, Myrrhinum and Luma. Flora Neotropica Monograph 45:131-133

  • Landrum (1988)

    Landrum, L R 1988. The Myrtle Family (Myrtaceae) in Chile. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 45(12):277-317


Evergreen shrub to 3 m tall.

Key characteristics

M. lanceolata can be easily identified by its oblanceolate leaves which are dark green above and pale green beneath.