Gouania

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For the genus of clingfishes, see Gouania (fish).
Gouania
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Gouania hillebrandii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rhamnaceae
Tribe: Gouanieae
Genus: Gouania
Jacq.
Species

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Synonyms

Pleuranthodes Weberb.[1]

Gouania is a genus of flowering plants in the buckthorn family, Rhamnaceae. The 50 to 70 species it contains are native to tropical and subtropical regions of the world, including Africa, Madagascar, the Indian Ocean islands, southern Asia, the Americas and Hawaii. They are shrubs or lianas. A revision of the species in Madagascar and the other western Indian Ocean islands is in preparation, where the genus has an important centre of diversity. The work will recognise several new species.

Selected species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Genus: Gouania Jacq.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2004-02-10. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Gouania". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2010-03-08. 
  3. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Gouania". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 

External links[edit]

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