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Daphniphyllum teijsmannii2.jpg
Daphniphyllum teijsmannii
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Daphniphyllaceae
Genus: Daphniphyllum
  • Gyrandra Wall. not validly published
  • Goughia Wight

Daphniphyllum is the sole genus in the flowering plant family Daphniphyllaceae and was described as a genus in 1826.[4][5] The genus includes evergreen shrubs and trees mainly native to east and southeast Asia, but also found in the Indian Subcontinent and New Guinea.[3]

All species in the family are dioecious, that is male and female flowers are borne on different plants.[1] In older classifications the genus was treated in the family Euphorbiaceae.

Daphniphyllum species are eaten by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including the engrailed (Ectropis sp.).



  1. ^ a b Min, Tianlu & Kubitzki, Klaus, "Daphniphyllaceae", in Wu, Zhengyi; Raven, Peter H. & Hong, Deyuan, Flora of China (online), eFloras.org, retrieved 2016-12-03
  2. ^ 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 2013-06-26.
  3. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Famlies
  4. ^ Blume, Carl Ludwig von. 1826. Bijdragen tot de flora van Nederlandsch Indië 1152-1153 in Latin
  5. ^ Tropicos, Daphniphyllum Blume