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Daphniphyllum teijsmannii2.jpg
Daphniphyllum teijsmannii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Daphniphyllaceae
Genus: Daphniphyllum

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Daphniphyllum is the sole genus in the flowering plant family Daphniphyllaceae. The genus includes about 25–30 species, all evergreen shrubs and trees mainly native to east and southeast Asia, but also found in India, Sri Lanka and Australia. All species are dioecious, that is male and female flowers are borne on different plants.[2] In older classifications the genus was treated in the family Euphorbiaceae.

Daphniphyllum species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including The Engrailed.

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  1. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III" (PDF). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  2. ^ a b Min, Tianlu & Kubitzki, Klaus, "Daphniphyllaceae", retrieved 2012-05-02 , in Wu, Zhengyi; Raven, Peter H. & Hong, Deyuan, eds. (1994 onwards), Flora of China (online), eFloras.org, retrieved 2013-04-07 

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