Author:
Jan Scholten
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DD: Fluorine, Chlorine, Silver series.
Botany: 35 genera; ± 1000 species; temperate to tropical; cosmopolitan; mesophytic trees and shrubs, few are lianas; leathery, evergreen, simple, alternate leaves, with smooth margins and without stipules, dotted with glands and resinous cavities; monoecious; small flowers in racemose terminal clusters, 4-merous or 5-merous; one-seeded, indehiscent fruit is a thin-fleshed berry or drupe.
Use: ornamental.

Taxonomy
In the Apg3 classification Myrsinaceae is included in Primulaceae.

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