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Goetzea elegans fruit.jpg
Goetzea elegans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Goetzea

Goetzea is a genus of plant in the family Solanaceae. It was originally placed by H. Wydler in the family Ebenaceae and named for his teacher the Rev. Johann August Ephraim Goetze.[1] It was for about half a century included in the now defunct family Goetzeaceae Miers ex Airy Shaw [2]


This is not to be confused with Goetzea, Rchb., a genus in the Fabaceaea, the bean family



  • Santiago-Valentin, E. & Olmstead, R.G. Phylogenetics of the Antillean Goetzeoideae (Solanaceae) and Their Relationships within the Solanaceae based on Chloroplast and ITS DNA Sequence Data. Systematic Botany 28(2):452-460. 2003
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  1. ^ Linnaea 5: 423, t. 8. 1830
  2. ^ Kew Bull. 18: 259. 8 Dec 1964.

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