Myrtus communis L., Sp. Pl. 471 1753. (Syn: Myrtus acuta Mill.; Myrtus acutifolia (L.) Sennen & Teodoro; Myrtus angustifolia Raf. [Illegitimate]; Myrtus augustinii Sennen & Teodoro; Myrtus augustinii Sennen & Teodoro; Myrtus baetica (L.) Mill. .; Myrtus baui Sennen & Teodoro; Myrtus belgica (L.) Mill.; Myrtus borbonis Sennen; Myrtus briquetii (Sennen & Teodoro) Sennen & Teodoro; Myrtus buxifolia Raf. [Illegitimate]; Myrtus christinae (Sennen & Teodoro) Sennen & Teodoro; Myrtus communis var. acutifolia L. ………………………..; Myrtus eusebii (Sennen & Teodoro) Sennen & Teodoro; Myrtus gervasii (Sennen & Teodoro) Sennen & Teodoro; Myrtus italica Mill.  ….; Myrtus josephi Sennen & Teodoro; Myrtus lanceolata Raf. [Illegitimate]; Myrtus latifolia Raf. [Illegitimate]; Myrtus littoralis Salisb.; Myrtus macrophylla J.St.-Hil.; Myrtus major Garsault [Invalid]; Myrtus media Hoffmanns.; Myrtus microphylla J.St.-Hil.; Myrtus minima Mill.; Myrtus minor Garsault [Invalid]; Myrtus mirifolia Sennen & Teodoro; Myrtus oerstedeana O.Berg; Myrtus petri-ludovici (Sennen & Teodoro) Sennen & Teodoro; Myrtus rodesi Sennen & Teodoro; Myrtus romana (L.) Hoffmanns.; Myrtus romanifolia J.St.-Hil.; Myrtus sparsifolia O.Berg; Myrtus theodori Sennen; Myrtus veneris Bubani; Myrtus vidalii (Sennen & Teodoro) Sennen & Teodoro);
Macaronesia to Pakistan as per WCSP;
Portugal, Spain, Baleares, France, Corsica, Sardinia, Malta, Sicily, Italy,
former Yugoslavia, Albania, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Eritrea, Ethiopia,
Turkey (Inner Anatolia, N-Anatolia, NE-Anatolia, NW-Anatolia: Bithynia,
S-Anatolia, SSW-Anatolia, SW-Anatolia, W-Anatolia, WN-Anatolia), Cyprus
(C-Mountains, E-Cyprus, N-Cyprus, S-Cyprus, W-Cyprus), Greece (incl. Kiklades),
Crete, East Aegaean Isl., Rhodos, Iran (EC-Iran, E-Iran, N-Iran, S-Iran,
W-Iran), Iraq (NE-Iraq, SE-Iraq: Mesopotamia), Israel (Rift Valley, N-Israel),
Lebanon (C-Lebanon, coastal W-Lebanon), Syria (coastal W-Syria, W-Syrian
Mountains), Afghanistan (Kunar / Nuristan, Laghman, Nangarhar), Pakistan (Sind,
Baluchistan, Waziristan, Kurram, Dir, Peshawar, Swat, Pakistani Punjab),
Azores
(Santa Maria Isl., Sao Miguel Isl., Sao Jorge, Pico, Faial), Madeira
(introduced) (Madeira Isl. (introduced)), Canary Isl. (introduced) (Gran Canaria
(introduced), Tenerife (introduced), La Gomera (introduced)), Costa Rica
(introduced), Lesser Antilles (introduced) (Barbados (introduced), Martinique
(introduced)), Colombia (introduced), South Africa (Cape Prov. (introduced)),
Fiji (introduced), China (introduced)
as per Catalogue of Life;

Common name: Myrtle, Greek myrtle, Swedish myrtle.

Evergreen shrub with lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate leaves, up to 5 cm long, densely arranged, strongly scented when crushed; flowers whiteor pinkish, 2-2.5 cm across; stamens many, inj several series, longer than petals; fruit a berry, 10-12 mm long, blue-black, crowned with persistent calyx lobes.

Mediterranean species, widely cultivated in Europe.   

 


pics of Myrtus communis tree taken in V.J.B.Udyan (also known as Rani Bagh or Jijamata Udyan or Byculla zoo), Mumbai in the 2nd week of July 2010.
Common name : True Myrtle
Family: Myrtaceae

…, thanks for the fotos. Are they flowers in foto no. 4?
I mean the flowers look different, they are white. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrtus_communis


  

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This shrub was recorded from Botanical garden of Punjabi University, Patiala.. please validate..
I hope the id is proper as Myrtus communis …


Yes … Excellent photographs


 

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Attached are pictures of Myrtus communis captured at Jijamata Udyan in January 2014.


2nd and 3rd images are of some other species likely of Bakul (Mimusops elengi)


 

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Myrtaceae For ID : Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai : 190813 : AK-1 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
A Myrtaceae tree of medium height with white flowers and small round fruit like cherries at Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai.
Fruits photographed on 15/8/11, flowers on 25/3/12.


Myrtus communis.

Myrtus communis from Mumbai.

Common name True Myrtle.

Unlike my earlier post, this is a small tree with fruits.
And flowers are smaller in size.
Would like to know the difference between the two, if any.
Posted earlier, identified by …


 

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Looks like Myrtus communis?? Pl. validate..

Thanks for sharing …


 

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Myrtus communis L.
Dwarf and dense cultivar
Photographed from California


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Myrtus communis L.
Common myrtle
Shrub with dense foliage; leaves ovate to lanceolate; up to 5 cm long, strongly scented when crushed; flowers white, 18-22 mm across, fruit blue-black, 10-12 mm long.
Photographed from Srinagar, Kashmir


Myrtus communis L., Sp. pl. 1:471. 1753
Common name: Myrtle, Greek myrtle, Swedish myrtle.
Evergreen shrub with lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate leaves, up to 5 cm long, densely arranged, strongly scented when crushed; flowers whiteor pinkish, 2-2.5 cm across; stamens many, inj several series, longer than petals; fruit a berry, 10-12 mm long, blue-black, crowned with persistent calyx lobes.
Mediterranean species, widely cultivated in Europe.
Grown in Iqbal Garden, formerly Hazuribagh in Srinagar, Kashmir. Photographed in August, 2011
 


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Myrtus communis from Muscat.
A small, cultivated bush.
Posted earlier, identified by …
Could be a dwarf cultivar, since it is not a small tree as seen in Mumbai.


This could be Dwarf Greek Myrtle, Myrtus communis ‘Compacta’?
Could you kindly check?


Size will decide. typical M. communis is more than 5 feet tall.


Taken at Muscat, Oman on the 28th of Jan, 2011.
A small bush, cultivated in the gardens.
Capparis sp? 

Looks like Myrtus communis


This is without doubt Myrtus communis


yes Myrtus communis


 

 

 
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