Flueggea

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Bushweed
Flueggea leucopyrus Bra54.png
Flueggea leucopyrus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Tribe: Phyllantheae
Subtribe: Flueggeinae
Genus: Flueggea
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Species

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Flueggea, the Bushweeds, is a genus of plants in the family Phyllanthaceae, comprising several much-ramified shrubs to large trees distributed throughout the Eastern Hemisphere's tropical zones. The genus is named after John Fluegge, a German cryptogamic botanist.

Members of this genus all have entire ovate leaves and minute green flowers that form at the leaf axils in the form of fascicles or cymes. The fruits are berries, of the size of peas.

Members of the genus were formerly labeled under the genus Securinega.

Synonymy[edit]

The genus Fluggea is also known under several names:

Selected species[edit]