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Astronium balansae
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Anacardiaceae
Subfamily: Anacardioideae
Genus: Astronium

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Astronium (syn. Myracrodruon M.Allemão) is a genus of flowering plants in the cashew family, Anacardiaceae.


Species include:[2]

Fossil record[edit]

Fossils of an Astronium sp. have been described from the fossil flora of Kızılcahamam district in Turkey, which is of early Pliocene age.[4]


  1. ^ "Astronium Jacq". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2009-11-23. Retrieved 2010-02-12.
  2. ^ Astronium. The Plant List.
  3. ^ Santin, D.A. (1991). "Astronium nelson-rosae: nova especie de Anacardiaceae". Rev. Brasil. Bot. 14 (2): 103–6.
  4. ^ Kasaplıgil, B.-(1975): Pliocene Flora of Güvem village near Ankara, Turkey, Abstracts of the Papers Presented at the XII International Botanical Congress, Akademika Nauk SSSR, 1: 115, Leningrad

Further reading[edit]

  • Pell, S. K.; Mitchell, J.D.; Miller, A.J.; Lobova, T.A. (2011). "Anacardiaceae". In Kubitzki, Klaus (ed.). Sapindales, Cucurbitales, Myrtaceae. Flowering Plants. Eudicots, The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants. 10. Springer-Verlag. pp. 7–50. ISBN 9783642143977.
  • Santin, D.A.; Leitão-Filho., H.F. (1991). "Restabelecimento e revisão taxonômica do gênero Myracrodruon Freire Allemão (Anacardiaceae)". Revista Brasileira de Botânica. 14: 133–45.