Phylica arborea

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Phylica arborea
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rhamnaceae
Genus: Phylica
P. arborea
Binomial name
Phylica arborea

Phylica arborea, also known as the Island Cape myrtle, is a shrub or small tree with narrow needle-like dark green leaves, downy silver on the underside, and with greenish white terminal flowers. Usually a shrub or procumbent tree, it may reach 6–7 m in height in sheltered locations. It is found on various isolated islands, including the Tristan da Cunha group and Gough Island, in the South Atlantic Ocean, as well as Amsterdam Island in the southern Indian Ocean.[1][2]


  1. ^ World Wildlife Fund (Content Partner); Mark McGinley (Topic Editor). 2007. "Amsterdam and Saint-Paul Islands temperate grasslands". In: Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland (Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment). (Published in the Encyclopedia of Earth April 16, 2007; Retrieved January 19, 2009).
  2. ^ San Marcos Growers: Phylica arborea - Island Cape Myrtle

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