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Fruits of myrtle (Myrtus communis)

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Fruits of myrtle (Myrtus communis)

Object description

An evergreen shrub growing to 4.5m by 3m at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone 8 and is frost tender. It is in leaf all year, in flower from July to August, and the seeds ripen in October. The scented flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by bees. The plant is self-fertile. In Turkey it is naturally grown in machies of the coastal areas of Meditteranean and Black Sea regions. It is locally called as "murt", "mersin" and "hambeles". Its fruits are eaten a...

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Author(s) / Publisher

Zeynel Cebeci


Plant Science, Miscellaneous


myrtle, myrtus communis, machy

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Senior High (15-17), Undergraduate (18-21), Graduate (21-), Adult (18-)

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This resource is licensed under the license(CC-BY-NC-ND) Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported

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