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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Tribe: Antidesmeae
Subtribe: Scepinae
Genus: Maesobotrya

Maesobotrya is a genus of flowering plant belonging to the family Phyllanthaceae first described as a genus in 1879.[2][3][4] It is native to sub-Saharan Africa.[1][5]

formerly included[1]

moved to: Antidesma Protomegabaria

  1. Maesobotrya oblonga - Antidesma oblongum
  2. Maesobotrya stapfiana - Protomegabaria stapfiana


  1. ^ a b c d Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Bentham, George. 1879. Hooker's Icones Plantarum 13, plate 1296 line drawing
  3. ^ Bentham, George. 1879. Hooker's Icones Plantarum 13:75-76 description in Latin, commentary in English
  4. ^ Tropicos, Maesobotrya Benth.
  5. ^ 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.