- "Asteropeia" may also refer to a figure in Greek mythology, see Antinoe
Takht. ex Reveal & Hoogland
Asteropeia is a genus of flowering plants. The genus contains seven species of shrubs and small trees, all native to Madagascar. It is the sole genus in family Asteropeiaceae. Members of the family are evergreen trees or shrubs.
Members of the family were separated from the Theaceae based on wood anatomy by the APG system, of 1998, and assigned to the order Caryophyllales in the clade core eudicots. The family consists of a single genus, Asteropeia, native to Madagascar.
- 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
- Asteropeiaceae in L. Watson and M.J. Dallwitz (1992 onwards).
- The families of flowering plants descriptions, illustrations, identification, information retrieval. Version: 30 May 2006.
- links at CSDL
- NCBI Taxonomy Browser
- photographs of Asteropeia (Missouri Botanic Garden)
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