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Monotes kerstingii MS 6635.JPG
Monotes kerstingii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Dipterocarpaceae
Genus: Monotes
Type species
Monotes africana

Monotes is a genus of flowering plants in the family Dipterocarpaceae. Its name, meaning "unity" or "uniqueness" was chosen because it was the only genus of dipterocarp then known to occur in Africa.[1] The following species are accepted by The Plant List:[2]


  1. ^ Umberto Quattrocchi (1999). CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology. 3. CRC Press. p. 1772. ISBN 9780849326776.
  2. ^ "Monotes". The Plant List. Retrieved 22 April 2015.