Aextoxicon

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Aextoxicon
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Berberidopsidales[1]
Family: Aextoxicaceae
Engl. & Gilg.[2]
Genus: Aextoxicon
Ruiz & Pav.
Species: A. punctatum
Binomial name
Aextoxicon punctatum
Ruiz & Pav.

Aextoxicon punctatum, the sole species of genus Aextoxicon and family Aextoxicaceae, is a tree native to southern Chile and Argentina.

Commonly known as the olivillo or aceitunillo, it is a large evergreen tree native to the forests of the Valdivian temperate rain forests and Magellanic subpolar forests of southern Chile's Pacific coast, where it forms is a canopy tree in the broadleaf forests. It can reach 15 m tall

The APG system (1998) and the APG II system (2003) left the family Aextoxicaceae unplaced in the core eudicots. The genus was formerly often included in the family Euphorbiaceae.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reveal, James L. (2011). "Summary of recent systems of angiosperm classification". Kew Bulletin (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) 66: 5–48. doi:10.1007/s12225-011-9259-y. 
  2. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009), "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III", Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161 (2): 105–121, doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x, retrieved 2010-12-10 

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