Number of species worldwide and in Europe

The Myrtaceae family includes 148 genera with 3500 species and is mainly pantropical distributed. Here we describe Myrtus communis, widely distributed in the Mediterranean climate of Europe.

Analyzed material

The xylem and phloem of 1 genus with 1 species are analyzed here.

Analyzed species:

Myrtus communis L.

Life forms analyzed:

Phanerophytes >4 m Nanophanerophytes 0.5-4 m

Studies from other authors: many, especially Eucalyptus

Plants analyzed from different vegetation zones:

Mediterranean 1

Right: Myrtus communis (photo: Zinnert)

Right: Myrtus communis (photo: Zinnert)

Myrtus communis (photo: Lauerer)

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