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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Myrtaceae
Higher classification  Myrtaceae
Order  Myrtales
Scientific name  Calyptranthes
Rank  Genus
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Lower classifications  Calyptranthes luquillensis

Calyptranthes is a genus of flowering plants in the family Myrtaceae. They are known commonly as lidflowers, spicewoods, and mountainbays. There are about 100 species.

Calyptranthes Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve Plant Listings Calyptranthes pallens

They are evergreen shrubs or small trees, growing to 5 meters tall. They have simple, opposite, evergreen leaves and clusters of small flowers lacking petals. The sepals are capped in bud by a lidlike cover, which is shed later. The fruit is a dry, berry-like, reddish brown. The bark is smooth to scaly and pale-white in color.

Calyptranthes Florida Native Plant Society

The genus is widely distributed across the warmer parts of the Western Hemisphere, from Florida, Mexico and the Bahamas south to Uruguay. Fourteen species occur within the United States, (in Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands).

Calyptranthes Calyptranthes suzigium Myrtaceae image 1878 at PlantSystematicsorg
Calyptranthes Calyptranthes pallens Myrtaceae image 95 at PlantSystematicsorg
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