Quintinia

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Quintinia
Quintinia sieberi - Grose Valley.JPG
Quintinia sieberi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Paracryphiales
Family: Paracryphiaceae
Genus: Quintinia
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Quintinia is the genus of around 25 evergreen trees or shrubs native to the Philippines, New Guinea, New Zealand and Australia.[1] Plants have alternate leaves. White or lilac flowers form at the end of stalks or on leaf axils. The fruiting body is a capsule, usually containing a large number of tiny seeds. The genus is named after the botanist Jean-Baptiste de la Quintinie.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NSW Flora Online". Plant Net. NSW Government. Retrieved June 15, 2012.