Leptonema

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Leptonema is also an animal genus in subfamily Macronematinae and a bacterial genus in family Leptospiraceae.
Leptonema
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Tribe: Antidesmeae
Subtribe: Antidesminae
Genus: Leptonema
A.Juss. 1824 not Hook. 1844 (Brassicaceae)

Leptonema is a genus of flowering plant belonging to the family Phyllanthaceae first described in 1824.[1][2] The entire genus is endemic to Madagascar.[3][4]

Species[3]
  1. Leptonema glabrum (Leandri) Leandri
  2. Leptonema venosum (Poir.) A.Juss.
formerly included[3]

moved to Flueggea

  • Leptonema melanthesoides F.Muell. - Flueggea virosa subsp. melanthesoides (F.Muell.) G.L.Webster

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jussieu, Adrien Henri Laurent de. 1824. De Euphorbiacearum Generibus Medicisque earumdem viribus tentamen, tabulis aeneis 18 illustratum 19
  2. ^ Tropicos, Leptonema A. Juss.
  3. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  4. ^ Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.