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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Magnoliids
Order: Magnoliales
Family: Degeneriaceae
I.W.Bailey & A.C. Sm.[1]
Genus: Degeneria
I.W. Bailey & A.C. Sm.

Degeneriaceae is a family of flowering plants. Such a family has been recognised by more than a few taxonomists, at least over the past few decades.

The APG III system of 2009 (unchanged from the APG system of 1998 and the APG II system of 2003), also recognizes this family, and assigns it to the order Magnoliales in the clade magnoliids.[1]

The Degeneriaceae family consists of only one genus, Degeneria, which derives its name from Otto Degener, who first found D. vitiensis in 1942. The Degeneria genus contains two species of trees, found in Fiji:


  1. ^ a b 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. 

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