Euptelea

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Euptelea
Euptelea polyandra SZ72.jpg
Euptelea polyandra
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Eupteleaceae
K.Wilh.[1]
Genus: Euptelea
Siebold & Zucc.
Species

Euptelea is a genus of two species[2] of flowering plants in the monogeneric family Eupteleaceae. The genus is found from Assam east through China to Japan, and consists of shrubs or small trees:

The genus was previously placed in the family Trochodendraceae, but the family Eupteleaceae has been recognized by many taxonomists. The APG IV system (2016;[1] unchanged from the APG III system of 2009,[3] the APG II system of 2003 and the APG system of 1998), recognizes it and places it in the order Ranunculales, in the clade eudicots. The family consists of a single genus Euptelea, with two species, native to eastern Asia.

Euptelea polyandra is used as a food plant by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including The Engrailed.

The flowers lack sepals and petals. The anthers are basifixed, and the leaves are arranged in whorls.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2016). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG IV" (PDF). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 181 (1): 1–20. ISSN 0024-4074. doi:10.1111/boj.12385. 
  2. ^ Christenhusz, M. J. M.; Byng, J. W. (2016). "The number of known plants species in the world and its annual increase". Phytotaxa. Magnolia Press. 261 (3): 201–217. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.261.3.1. 
  3. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009), "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III", Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 161 (2): 105–121, doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x, retrieved 2010-12-10 
  4. ^ Yi Ren, Hong-Fang Li, Liang Zhao, and Peter K. Endress. 2007. "Floral Morphogenesis in Euptelea (Eupteleaceae, Ranunculales)." Annals of Botany 100(2):185-193. (see "External links" below).

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