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Ptelea trifoliata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Subfamily: Toddalioideae
Genus: Ptelea

Taravalia Greene[1]

Ptelea is a genus of flowering plants in the citrus family, Rutaceae. The name, of Greek derivation, is the classical name of the elm tree. Carl Linnaeus used that word for this genus because of the resemblance of its fruit to that of the elm.[2] Members of the genus are commonly known as hoptrees.[3]

Selected species[edit]

  • Ptelea aptera Parry
  • Ptelea crenulata Greene — California hoptree
  • Ptelea trifoliata L. — Common hoptree
    • Ptelea trifoliata subsp. angustifolia (Benth.) V.L.Bailey
    • Ptelea trifoliata subsp. coahuilensis (Greene) V.L.Bailey
    • Ptelea trifoliata f. fastigiata (Bean) Rehder
    • Ptelea trifoliata subsp. pallida (Greene) V.L.Bailey
    • Ptelea trifoliata subsp. polyadenia (Greene) V.L.Bailey
    • Ptelea trifoliata f. pubescens (Pursh) Voss
    • Ptelea trifoliata subsp. trifoliata[3][4]

Formerly placed here[edit]


  1. ^ "genus Ptelea". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) online database. Retrieved 2012-05-03. 
  2. ^ Keeler, Harriet L. (1900). Our Native Trees and How to Identify Them. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. pp. 32–35. 
  3. ^ a b "Ptelea". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2012-05-03. 
  4. ^ a b "GRIN Species Records of Ptelea". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2012-05-03. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Ptelea at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Ptelea at Wikispecies