EPPO Global Database

Myrsine africana(MYNAF)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: MYNAF
  • Preferred name: Myrsine africana
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Western Asia (Arabia, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan), Himalayas, India, China (Taiwan, Tibet), Sudan to Angola, Mozambique and South Africa. Cultivated as a flowering shrub. Introduced in some European countries

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Myrsine africana var. retusa Aiton
Myrsine retusa Aiton

Common names
Name Language
African boxwood English
Cape beech myrtle English
afrikanische Trugmyrte German
buis africain French
myrsine d'Afrique French