Comptonia (plant)

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Comptonia peregrina leaves
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Myricaceae
Genus: Comptonia

Comptonia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Myricaceae. It has one extant (living) species, Comptonia peregrina,[1] and a number of extinct species.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Comptonia L'Hér.", Plants of the World Online, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2019-07-18
  2. ^ a b Xiao-Qing, Liang; Wilde, Volker; Ferguson, David K.; Kvaček, Zlatko; Ablaev, Albert G.; Wang, Yu-Fei & Li, Cheng-Sen (2010), "Comptonia naumannii (Myricaceae) from the early Miocene of Weichang, China, and the palaeobiogeographical implication of the genus", Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 163: 52–63, doi:10.1016/j.revpalbo.2010.09.004