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Biebersteinia odora
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Biebersteiniaceae
Genus: Biebersteinia

Biebersteinia heterostemon Biebersteinia multifida
Biebersteinia odora
Biebersteinia orphanidis

Biebersteinia is a genus containing four species[2] of herbs in the flowering plant order Sapindales. They occur from East Mediterranean to West Siberia and Central Asia.[3]

This genus was previously placed in Geraniaceae, but more recently, molecular phylogenetic studies have given it a basal position within Sapindales.[4] In the APG III system and in the Kubitzki system, it is placed in its own monogeneric family, Biebersteiniaceae, one of the few herbaceous members of Sapindales (the others being found in Rutaceae).


  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. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ A. N. Muellner: "Biebersteiniaceae" in Klaus Kubitzki (Volume Editor) (2011). The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants Vol. X: Flowering Plants Eudicots. Springer Verlag Berlin. p. 72. ISBN 978-3-642-14396-0. 
  4. ^ Alexandra N. Muellner, Dionyssios D. Vassiliades, and Susanne S. Renner. 2007. "Placing Biebersteiniaceae, a herbaceous clade of Sapindales, in a temporal and geographic context". Plant Systematics and Evolution 266(3-4):233-252. (see External links below).

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