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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Magnoliids
Order: Laurales
Family: Lauraceae
Genus: Caryodaphnopsis
Airy Shaw

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Caryodaphnopsis is a genus of 16 species[1] belonging to the family Lauraceae of flowering plants, distributed in tropical areas in southern North America, northern South America, and East and Southeast Asia.

They vary from 50-m-high trees to small trees or shrubs in lowland evergreen forest and rainforest.

The genus is distributed across the Pacific, with a marked geographical disjunction between Southeast Asia (South China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Philippines) and tropical America (Costa Rica[2] to Brazil, crossing Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela).

Taxonomic History[edit]

Until 1985, the genus was only reported for tropical Asia, but van der Werff and Richter transferred two South American species of the genus Persea to Caryodaphnopsis.[3]


Species include:[4]


  1. ^ Li, L.; Madriñán, S.; Li, J. (2016), "Phylogeny and biogeography of Caryodaphnopsis (Lauraceae) inferred from low-copy nuclear gene and ITS sequences", Taxon, 65 (3): 433–443, doi:10.12705/653.1 
  2. ^ "Flora and Fauna Golfito, Costa Rica". Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  3. ^ Henk van der Werff & H. G. Richter (1985). "Caryodaphnopsis Airy-Shaw (Lauraceae), a Genus New to the Neotropics". Systematic Botany. 10 (2): 166–173. doi:10.2307/2418342. 
  4. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". 

External links[edit]

"North Indochinese Ecosystems". Retrieved 2012-06-12.