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Myrceugenia is one of about 40 genera of the American Myrtaceae belonging to the tribe Myrteae, the fleshy fruited Myrtaceae. The species of Myrceugenia are trees and shrubs that grow in moderately cool, wet climates in temperate and subtropical South America. This treatment of Myrceugenia includes, keys, descriptions, distribution maps, and photographic images.
Leslie R. Landrum was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1946. He obtained his B.S. degree in forest botany in 1969 from the New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse, New York. From 1969 to 1973 he worked in the Facultad de Ciencias Forestales of the Universidad de Chile, Santiago,Chile, as a member of the Peace Corps. He then went to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he was a student of Dr. Rogers McVaugh, receiving his Ph.D. degree in 1980. From 1980 to 1983 he was B. A. Krukoff Research Associate at the New York Botanical Garden. In 1983 he went to the California Academy of Sciences as Tilton Fellow and there continues his research on the Myrtaceae. Leslie Landrum's Author Page