Commemorating J.A. Murray (1740–91), editor of Linnaeus’ Systema Vegetabilium (1774).
Spineless trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, pinnate, gland-dotted and with a terminal leaflet. Flowers solitary or in axillary or terminal clusters. Calyx 5-parted, petals 4 or 5. Stamens 8 or 10. Fruit a berry.
Grown for the neat foliage and fragrant flowers.
Leaves of M. koenigii are used in curries, the wood for furniture, the roots for a sweet-scented powder, and the oils in soaps; it is also used locally as a medicine.
Flowers white; sepals and petals 5; fruit a berry.
4 species from Indomalesia to the Pacific.
Source: (2002). Rutaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.