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Goupia glabra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Goupiaceae
Genus: Goupia

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Goupia is a neotropical genus of flowering plants and the sole genus included in the family Goupiaceae. There are three species, all found in tropical northern South America.[2][3]


The genus was previously included in the family Celastraceae, in the order Celastrales.[3]


  1. ^ 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 2013-07-06. 
  2. ^ Lacostea, J. F., & Alexandre, D. Y. (1991). Le goupi (Goupia glabra Aubl), essence forestière d'avenir en Guyane : analyse bibliographique. Ann. For. Sci. 48: 429-441. Available online (pdf file; in French)
  3. ^ a b Watson, L., & Dallwitz, M. J. (2000). The Families of Flowering Plants: Goupiaceae