Aextoxicon Ruíz & Pav.

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Family

  • Aextoxicaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

family
A group of genera more closely related to each other than to genera in other families. Names of families are identified by the suffix ‘-aceae’ (e.g. Myrtaceae) with a few traditional exceptions (e.g. Leguminosae).
monospecific
(of a genus) Including only one species (as e.g. Aextoxicon).

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Aextoxicon is the only genus in the Aextoxicaceae, a family that has been associated previously with the Aquifoliaceae, Celastraceae, Elaeagnaceae, Euphorbiaceae and Icacinaceae, although DNA and wood anatomy both link it to the Berberidopsidaceae (APG 2003, Carlquist 2003). Aextoxicon is monospecific, comprising only the species A. punctatum (Govaerts 2000a).

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