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Black cabbage tree
MELLISS(1875) p391 - PLATE 40 - Melanodendron Integrifolium.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Melanodendron
Species: M. integrifolium
Binomial name
Melanodendron integrifolium
(Roxb.) DC.

Melanodendron integrifolium (black cabbage tree) is one of the endemic trees in the Asteraceae family from the island of Saint Helena (South Atlantic Ocean). It is related to the Saint Helenan gumwoods (Commidendrum spp.) and is the commonest of the remaining cabbage tree species of Saint Helena, although it is considered endangered due to the restricted population size.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lambdon, P.W. & Ellick, S. (2016). "Melanodendron integrifolium". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T37594A67371221. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T37594A67371221.en. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
  • Cronk, Q.C.B. (1995) The endemic Flora of St Helena. Anthony Nelson Ltd, Oswestry.