Muntingia

Linnaeus

Sp. Pl. 1: 509. 1753

,

Gen. Pl. ed. 5, 225. 1754

Introduced
Etymology: For Abraham Munting, 1626 – 1683 Dutch botanist
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 185.

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.

Distribution

Introduced; Fla., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, introduced also in Old World Tropics.

Discussion

Species 1.

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

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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John L. Strother +
Linnaeus +
Fla. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America +  and introduced also in Old World Tropics. +
For Abraham Munting, 1626 – 1683 Dutch botanist +
Sp. Pl. +  and Gen. Pl. ed. +
1753 +  and 1754 +
Introduced +
Muntingia +
Muntingiaceae +