Myrsine

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Myrsine' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/myrsine/). Accessed 2021-11-30.

Family

  • Myrsinaceae

Glossary

drupe
A fleshy dehiscent or indehiscent fruit with one to several seeds each enclosed in a hard endocarp (the stone).
included
(botanical) Contained within another part or organ.
unisexual
Having only male or female organs in a flower.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Myrsine' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/myrsine/). Accessed 2021-11-30.

This genus (if Rapanea (Suttonia) is included in it) consists of some 200 species of trees and shrubs. The flowers are usually small, or even minute and inconspicuous, often unisexual. Fruit a pea-like drupe, one-seeded and either dry or rather fleshy. The parts of the flower are mostly in fours or fives. The New Zealand species, including two of the following, are sometimes put in a separate genus – Rapanea.