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Kageneckia oblonga
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Amygdaloideae[1]
Tribe: Maleae
Genus: Kageneckia
Ruiz & Pav.

Kageneckia is a genus of flowering plant in family Rosaceae.

Taxonomic history[edit]

Kageneckia, along with Vauquelinia and Lindleya were formerly placed in family Quillajaceae. It shares a base chromosome number of 17 with the pome-fruited members of tribe Maleae within the Rosaceae,[2] but its fruit are dry and dehiscent.[3]


Species include:[citation needed]


  1. ^ Potter, D., et al. (2007). Phylogeny and classification of Rosaceae. Plant Systematics and Evolution. 266(1–2): 5–43. [Referring to the subfamily by the name "Spiraeoideae"]
  2. ^ Campbell, C.S.; Evans, R.C.; Morgan, D.R.; Dickinson, T.A.; Arsenault, M.P. (2007). "Phylogeny of subtribe Pyrinae (formerly the Maloideae, Rosaceae): Limited resolution of a complex evolutionary history" (PDF). Plant Systematics and Evolution. 266 (1–2): 119–145. doi:10.1007/s00606-007-0545-y. 
  3. ^ Evans, R.C.; Campbell, C.S. (2002). "The origin of the apple subfamily (Rosaceae: Maloideae) is clarified by DNA sequence data from duplicated GBSSI Genes" (PDF). American Journal of Botany. 89 (9): 1478–1484. doi:10.3732/ajb.89.9.1478. PMID 21665749.