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Metteniusa tessmanniana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Metteniusales
Family: Metteniusaceae
Genus: Metteniusa

Metteniusa is a genus of flowering plants in the family Metteniusaceae.[1] It was named by Hermann Karsten in 1860 for the German botanist Georg Heinrich Mettenius.[2] It has seven species.[3] The type species is Metteniusa edulis.[4]. "Metteniusaceae" was proposed by Adalbert Schnizlein and validated by Hermann Karsten in 1860.[5]. The family is now placed in its own order, Metteniusales[1].


  1. ^ a b Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2016). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG IV". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 181 (1): 1–20. doi:10.1111/boj.12385. 
  2. ^ Umberto Quattrocchi. 2000. CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names volume III, page 1672. CRC Press: Boca Raton; New York; Washington,DC;, USA. London, UK.
  3. ^ Gustavo Lozano-Contreras and Nubia B. de Lozano. 1994. "Una Nueva Especie de Metteniusa Karsten (Metteniusaceae) de Colombia". Novon 4(3):266-270.
  4. ^ Gustavo Lozano-Contreras and Nubia B. de Lozano. 1988. "Metteniusaceae" Monograph 11 In: Polidoro Pinto and Gustavo Lozano-Contreras (editors). Flora de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
  5. ^ James L. Reveal. 2008 onward. "A Checklist of Family and Suprafamilial Names for Extant Vascular Plants." At: Home page of James L. Reveal and C. Rose Broome. (see External links below).

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