Keys of Myrsinaceae from Flora of Bhutan:
1. Ovary semi-inferior on pedicels with 2 bracteoles; fruit a many-seeded berry surrounded by fleshy calyx tube and crowned with persistent sepals 1. Maesa
+ Ovary superior, pedicels without bracteoles; fruit a 1-seeded drupe free from calyx . . . . . . . . . . .. 2
2. Flowers in dense or lax fascicles (on very short scaly branchlets), in leaf axils or on old wood . . .. 3
+ Flowers in terminal or axillary umbels, racemes or panicles on short to long peduncles . . . . . . . . .. 5
3. Pedicels 10-14mm; petals acuminate 7-8mm, fruit c 10mm diameter ………………………………………. 7. Antistrophe
+ Pedicels 1-8mm; petals obtuse or acute 2-3mm, fruit c 4mm diameter ……………………………………… 4
4. Leaves acuminate, serrulate at least near apex; flowers on short slender pedicels 2-8mm; stigmas fimbriate …………………… 2. Myrsine
+ Leaves acute or bluntly pointed, entire; flowers subsessile on very short thick pedicels; stigma elongate, flattened, curved … 3. Rapanea
5. Flowers in umbels on long slender unbranehed peduncles clustered at ends of leafy shoots; petals emarginate; anthers united in a ring around style ………… 6. Amblyanthus
+ Flowers in axillary and terminal racemes or panicles, or in umbels but these solitary or with conspicuous bracts; petals acute or obtuse, not emarginate; anthers free …. 6
6. Flowers unisexual in axillary racemes or widely-branched terminal or axillary panicles with flowers arranged racemosely; petals 1.4-3mm ….. 4. Embelia
+ Flowers bisexual in peduncled umbels or in terminal or axillary panicles with flowers i clustered on branches; petals 3-1 lmm ………………………. 5. Ardisia
Introduction to Taxonomy of Angiosperms By Verma, Verma B. K.- Details
Plumbaginaceae, Primulaceae and Myrsinaceae Fortnight: June 1 to 14, 2014 : 6 posts by 3 authors.
Our next episode in June is expected to be another exciting display of members from families Plumbaginaceae, Primulaceae and Myrsinaceae, with so many beautiful Primula species in the Himalayas. Members are requested to organize their photographs for upload during the fortnight, from June 1 to 14.
Please do keep a uniform subject line for your uploads, and also indicate your serial number at the end of each subject line.
I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY EXPERT VOLUNTEERING TO COORDINATE THIS INTERESTING EPISODE.
Thanks, … Myrsinaceae is now under Primulaceae.
In case, no expert coming forward, we may request …, to coordinate the episode though we are aware that he is very busy with very little time to spare.
I have already updated genera pages of these families in anticipation with lot of good material thrown in, which should help the members in their quest of correct Id.
Details as below (On clicking on genera pages one can see most of the species found in India with details, photos, keys etc.):
Genera under Primulaceae (including genera earlier under Myrsinaceae) with details:
Thanks a lot .. for useful information. Yes it would be very helpful if … is able to spare some time for this episode.
3 posts by 2 authors.
Myrsinaceae now included in Primulaceae
Trees and shrubs of warm temperate, tropical and sub tropical zones.
Leaves simple leathery, alternate, dotted withglands or with conspicuous resin ducts. Flowers small born in clusters. Sepals and petals 4-6, each whorl fused by their bases. Stamens equal to petals. Fruit a fleshy drupe.
Genera in BSI Mah.
I would like to tell (I may be wrong) that out of the genera listed here, perhaps we have only two represented in Western Himalayas and Northern India..
Plumbaginaceae and Primulaceae (incl. Myrsinaceae) Fortnight: Some basic information: Primulaceae :
2 posts by 2 authors.
Some basic information: Primulaceae. Primula family
Cosmopolitan family of herbaceous plants. Main conc. in north temperate zone.
Leaves commonly in rosette, entire, often bearing simple or compound glandular hairs. Flowers often born on leafless stems, or scapes, solitary or in umbel or clusters.Sepals 5 fused in a tube with teeth. 5 petals fused in small or long corolla tube with 5 spreading or sometimes reflexed lobes; stamens 5 fused to corolla tube. Ovary of 5 carpels. Fruit 5 valved capsule.
Species from BSI Mah.
Genera from FOH
Androsace: Many sp.
Primula: Many sp.
Thanks … This family is well represented in Himalayas..
Primulaceae : 1 post by 1 author.
I have updated all eFI (efloraofindia) genera pages on Primulaceae.
Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.
Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the genera pages in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.
Any comments/ corrections are welcome.