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FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 6 | Muntingiaceae

1. Muntingia Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 509. 1753; Gen. Pl. ed. 5, 225. 1754.

[For Abraham Munting, 1626–1683, Dutch botanist] I [For Abraham Munting, 1626–1683, Dutch botanist] I

Leaves: blade lanceolate to lanceolate-linear, marginal teeth irregular, abaxial indument more ovary obscurely stipitate, subtended by ring of setiform hairs. Berries red [yellow]. Seeds yellowish, plumply lenticular. x = 15.

Species 1: introduced; Florida; Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America; introduced also in Old World Tropics.

Muntingia is widely grown in warm to hot climates for fruit, fiber, and firewood.

Lower Taxon


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