Euptelea

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Euptelea
Euptelea polyandra SZ72.jpg
Euptelea polyandra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Eupteleaceae
K.Wilh.[1]
Genus: Euptelea
Siebold & Zucc.
species

Euptelea is a genus of two species of flowering plants in the monogeneric family Eupteleaceae. The genus is found from Assam east through China to Japan, and consists of shrubs or small trees:

The family Eupteleaceae has been recognized by many taxonomists. The APG III system (2009;[2] unchanged from the APG II system of 2003 and the APG system of 1998), recognizes it and places it in the order Ranunculales, in the clade eudicots. The family consists of a single genus Euptelea, with two species, native to eastern Asia.

Euptelea polyandra is used as a food plant by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including The Engrailed.

The flowers lack sepals and petals. The anthers are basifixed, and the leaves are arranged in whorls.[3]

References[edit]

  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 2013-07-06. 
  2. ^ 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 
  3. ^ Yi Ren, Hong-Fang Li, Liang Zhao, and Peter K. Endress. 2007. "Floral Morphogenesis in Euptelea (Eupteleaceae, Ranunculales)." Annals of Botany 100(2):185-193. (see "External links" below).

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