Bleasdalea

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Bleasdalea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Bleasdalea
F.Muell.
Species

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Bleasdalea is a genus of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae.

Taxonomy[edit]

Molecular and morphological analysis shows this genus is most closely related to the genus Hicksbeachia, ancestors of the two genera having diverged around 15 million years ago in the Miocene.[1]

Species[edit]

The genus comprises two species which are native to north-east Australia and New Guinea:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Austin R. Mast, Crystal L. Willis, Eric H. Jones, Katherine M. Downs, and Peter H. Weston (2008). "A smaller Macadamia from a more vagile tribe: inference of phylogenetic relationships, divergence times, and diaspore evolution in Macadamia and relatives (tribe Macadamieae; Proteaceae)". American Journal of Botany 95 (7): 843–70. doi:10.3732/ajb.0700006. PMID 21632410. 
  2. ^ Weston, Peter H.. and Nigel P. Barker (2008). "A new suprageneric classification of the Proteaceae, with an annotated checklist of genera". Telopea 11 (3): 339.