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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae[1]
Genus: Kippistia
F.Muell. 1858 not Miers 1872 (Celastraceae)[2]
Binomial name
Kippistia suaedifolia

Kippistia is a genus of flowering plants in the daisy family.[3][4]

The name commemorates Richard Kippist, librarian to the Linnean Society.[5]


There is only one known species, Kippistia suaedifolia, native to Australia. It is found in every state and territory in the country except Tasmania.[1][6][7]

species in homonymic genus

In 1872, John Miers used the name Kippistia to describe some South American plants in the Celastraceae, even though he was aware that von Mueller had already applied the name to some very different Australian plants.[8] Therefore, Miers' names needed to be changed: