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Margaritaria discoidea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Tribe: Phyllantheae
Subtribe: Flueggeinae
Genus: Margaritaria
L.f. 1782 not L. 1775 (the latter not validly published)[1]

Margaritaria is a plant genus of the Phyllanthaceae family first published as a genus in 1782.[3][4] It is the smallest pantropical genus of the Phyllanthaceae and, formerly, of the Euphorbiaceae, widely distributed in tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, Africa, Australia, North and South America, and various oceanic islands.[2][5]



  1. ^ Tropicos, Margaritaria L.
  2. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Linnaeus, Carl von Jr. 1782. Supplementum Plantarum 66-67, 428.
  4. ^ Tropicos, Margaritaria L.f.
  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.