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Emmenosperma alphitonioides leaves.JPG
Emmenosperma alphitonioides at Foxground, Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rhamnaceae
Genus: Emmenosperma

Emmenosperma is a small genus of mostly tropical trees in the Buckthorn family, Rhamnaceae.[1] The name comes from the Greek "emmeno" meaning (I cleave) and "sperma", (seed). It refers to the seeds remaining after the fruit valves have fallen away.[2] It is related to Jaffrea,[3] endemic to New Caledonia.

List of species[edit]


  1. ^ "Emmenosperma, The Plant List". 
  2. ^ Floyd, A.G., Rainforest Trees of Mainland South-eastern Australia, Inkata Press 2008, ISBN 978-0-9589436-7-3 page 325
  3. ^ Hopkins, Helen C. F., Yohan Pillon, Elizabeth A. Stacy, and J. Kellermann. (2015) Jaffrea, a New Genus of Rhamnaceae Endemic to New Caledonia, with Notes on Alphitonia and Emmenosperma. Kew Bulletin 70, no. 4: 42. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12225-015-9593-6