Eremosyne

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Eremosyne
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Escalloniales
Family: Escalloniaceae
Genus: Eremosyne
Endl.
Species: E. pectinata
Binomial name
Eremosyne pectinata
Endl.

Eremosyne pectinata, the sole species in the genus Eremosyne, is an annual herb endemic to the south coast of Western Australia.

Taxonomy[edit]

Historically it was placed in the Saxifragaceae family. It was placed in its own family, Eremosynaceae, under the Cronquist system; later merged into Escalloniaceae; before being restored to Eremosynaceae in the APG II system.[1] Recent studies have confirmed its affinity with Escalloniaceae, and the Angiosperm Phylogeny Website now includes it in that family.[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

E. pectinata is largely confined to the Warren region of the Southwest Botanic Province of Western Australia.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2003). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG II". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 141: 399–436. doi:10.1046/j.1095-8339.2003.t01-1-00158.x. 
  2. ^ http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/Research/APweb/orders/Escalloniales.html#Escalloniaceae
  3. ^ "Eremosyne pectinata Endl.". FloraBase. Department of Environment and Conservation, Government of Western Australia. 

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