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Aphanopetalum resinosum Eastwood.JPG
Aphanopetalum resinosum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Aphanopetalaceae
Genus: Aphanopetalum

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Aphanopetalum is a genus of twining shrubs or vines in the family Aphanopetalaceae which are endemic to Australia.

The genus is placed alone in family Aphanopetalaceae, which is in turn now placed in order Saxifragales. Until recently this family was placed in Oxalidales, and before that the genus was included in family Cunoniaceae, also within Oxalidales. There are two species:[1][2]


  1. ^ Christenhusz, M. J. M. & Byng, J. W. (2016). "The number of known plants species in the world and its annual increase". Phytotaxa. Magnolia Press. 261 (3): 201–217. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.261.3.1. 
  2. ^ Kubitzki, K. (2007), Flowering Plants. Eudicots. The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants, Springer, p. 523, ISBN 978-3-540-32214-6