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Not to be confused with Horsfieldia in family Araliaceae (now Harmsiopanax), or Horsfieldia in family Gesneriaceae (now Monophyllaea horsfieldii)
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Horsfieldia kingii
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Magnoliids
Order: Magnoliales
Family: Myristicaceae
Genus: Horsfieldia
Type species
Horsfieldia odorata

Horsfieldia is the name of a genus of evergreen trees.[3] The genus consists of about 100 species and is distributed across South Asia, from India to the Philippines and Papua New Guinea.[3] Some species are used for timber.[4] Some species contain alkaloids, including horsfiline, which has analgesic effects.[5]

Selected species[edit]

List sources : [6] [7] [8][9]


  1. ^ a b The genus Horsfieldia (type: Horsfieldia odorata) was first described and published in Species Plantarum. Editio quarta 4(2): 872. 1806. "Name - !Horsfieldia Willd.". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved June 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Index Nominum Genericorum (ING)". 
  3. ^ a b Li Bingtao; Thomas K. Wilson (2008). "Myristicaceae". Flora of China (PDF). 7. pp. 99–101. 
  4. ^ H. G. Richter; M. J. Dallwitz (2000 onwards). "Commercial timbers: descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval. In English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. Version: 25th June 2009".  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ Jossang A, Jossang P, Hadi HA, Sevenet T, Bodo B (1991). "Horsfiline, an oxindole alkaloid from Horsfieldia superba". Journal of Organic Chemistry. 56 (23): 6527–6530. doi:10.1021/jo00023a016. 
  6. ^ IPNI
  7. ^ Tropicos
  8. ^ IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Archived 2014-06-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ "The Plant List".