Metopium

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Metopium
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Metopium toxiferum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Anacardiaceae
Subfamily: Anacardioideae
Genus: Metopium
P.Browne[1]
Type species
Metopium brownei
(Jacq.) Urb.[2]
Species

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Metopium or poisonwood is a genus of flowering plants in the sumac family, Anacardiaceae.[1] They are dioecious trees with poisonous sap that can induce contact dermatitis.[3]

Taxonomy[edit]

Species[edit]

As of August 2021, Plants of the World online has 4 accepted species:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Genus: Metopium P.Browne". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2009-11-23. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
  2. ^ "Metopium P. Browne". TROPICOS. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
  3. ^ Mitchell, John D. (1990). "The Poisonous Anacardiaceae Genera of the World". Advances in Economic Botany. 8: 103–129. JSTOR 43927570.
  4. ^ Kew Science Plants of the World Online, retrieved 27 August 2021
  5. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Metopium". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
  6. ^ "Poisonwood Trees - Evergreen Arborist Consultants | Certified Tree Arborist". 25 April 2016.

External links[edit]

Media related to Metopium at Wikimedia Commons