Definition of Genus Myrsine
1. Noun. Evergreen trees and shrubs having aromatic foliage; Africa; Asia (New Zealand).
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Myrsinaceae, Myrsinaceae, Myrsine Family
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Myrsine
Literary usage of Genus Myrsine
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of a Tour in Marocco and the Great Atlas by Joseph Dalton Hooker, John Ball, George Maw (1878)
"Tropical and South African types in the Canaries. Of these the most noticeable are two forest trees, belonging to the large tropical genus Myrsine. ..."
2. The Indian Forester (1886)
"... represented by the genus Myrsine, advances much farther south in these islands than in any other longitude. There are three species of Olea ..."
3. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1914)
"The genus Myrsine Linne is found on all the continents except Europe and in Polynesia. Its distribution is extratropical in the African region. ..."
4. Spicilegium Neilgherrense, Or, a Selection of Neilgherry Plants: Drawn and by Robert Wight (1851)
"... as there is room to suspect that one, at least, and probably more, may be found referred to the genus Myrsine which it, in some respects, resembles, ..."