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Byttneria filipes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Byttnerioideae
Genus: Byttneria

Byttneria is a genus of flowering plants in the family Malvaceae. There are about 135 species in this pantropical genus.[1]

Byttneria species are host plants to insects such as beetles of the genus Lonchophorellus.[2]

Species include:


  1. ^ Whitlock, B. A., & Hale, A. M. (2011). The phylogeny of Ayenia, Byttneria, and Rayleya (Malvaceae s.l.) and its implications for the evolution of growth forms. Systematic Botany, 36(1), 129-136.
  2. ^ Clark, W. 1989. Lonchophorellus Clark, un nuevo género de Anthomini neotropical (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin v. 43, no. 3 p. 279-289.