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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Circaeasteraceae
Genus: Kingdonia
Species: K. uniflora
Binomial name
Kingdonia uniflora
A.S.Foster ex Airy Shaw

Kingdonia uniflora is a species of perennial herbs native to China. The plants have one leaf and a short (100 mm) flower stalk with a small (8 mm) flower.[1]

It grows at high elevations in West and North China.[1]


Kingdonia is sometimes classified as the only genus in the family Kingdoniaceae[2] or as a member of the family Circaeasteraceae along with Circaeaster agrestis, specifically in the APG III system of classification.[3][4] Other sources may classify Kingdonia in the buttercup family Ranunculaceae.[1] In any case it is in the order Ranunculales.


  1. ^ a b c "Kingdonia uniflora". Flora of China. 
  2. ^ [ Archived 3 January 2007 at the Wayback Machine./angio/www/kingdoni.htm Kingdoniaceae] in L. Watson and M.J. Dallwitz (1992 onwards). /angio/ The families of flowering plants [ Archived 3 January 2007 at the Wayback Machine./angio/ Archived] 3 January 2007 at the Wayback Machine.: descriptions, illustrations, identification, information retrieval. Version: 3 May 2006.
  3. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009), "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III", Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 161 (2): 105–121, doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x, retrieved 2010-12-10 
  4. ^ Joan W. Nowicke and John J. Skvarla (July 1982). "Pollen Morphology and the Relationships of Circaeaster, of Kingdonia, and of Sargentodoxa to the Ranunculales". American Journal of Botany. Botanical Society of America. 69 (6): 990–998. JSTOR 2442896. doi:10.2307/2442896. 

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