citrifolia var. (Aublet) Urban
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Keywords in this picture :
- Lamina leaf blade
- Leaf parts
- Flower & fruit
- Plant parts
- Midrib upper surface
Places where this species can be found :
- Morne Gazo - GRENADA
- Windsor forest - GRENADA
DescriptionTreelt to 8m; leaves rounded to obtuse; midrib prominent above (unlike all other Myrcia spp); yound parts with stiff appressed hairs; flowers in panicles on 2.5cm peduncle, with flower stalks up to 12mm.
InterestMurcia (L.) was a Roman surname of Venus, goddes of love, in allusian to the lovely flowers.
CollectorW.D. Hawthorne, C. Hughes
LocationMid S-facing slopes of Morne Gazzo, on the lower trail system.
NotesFlowering material of H&H 182. Small scandent slender shrub or treelet to 3m ht and 4cm dbh. Twigs reddish-orange brown. Leaves: leathery but sl. brittle and crackling when crushed; no smell when crushed; covered in gland dots; upper surface - sl. glossy, laterals visible, midrib paler; lower surface - laterals barely visible. Flowers in compact terminal panicles, the inflorescence stalk pale creamy-green; all flower parts creamy-white, the calyx lobes sometimes tinged very pale pink, calyx and corolla covered in translucent dots; the numerous stamens and anthers dull dirty pink. Very common in understorey. (RHS colour code: Leaf upper =139A, below=144A)