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Niemeyera whitei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Sapotaceae
Genus: Niemeyera
F.Muell. 1870, conserved name, not F.Muell. 1867 (syn of Apostasia in Orchidaceae)[1]

Niemeyera is a genus of plants in the Sapotaceae family described as a genus in 1870.[2][3] The entire genus is endemic to Australia (States of Queensland and New South Wales).[4] Its closest relative is Pycnandra from New Caledonia.[5]

  1. Niemeyera chartacea (F.M.Bailey) C.T.White - Queensland
  2. Niemeyera prunifera (F.Muell.) F.Muell. - Queensland
  3. Niemeyera whitei (Aubrév.) Jessup - Queensland, New South Wales
formerly included[4]

now in other genera: Amorphospermum Chrysophyllum Pycnandra

homonym genus[4]

In 1867, Muller used the name Niemeyera to refer to a very different plant, now placed in the Orchidaceae. This name, although older than the 1870 name in the Sapotaceae, is now considered a rejected name. Hence:


  1. ^ Tropicos, search for Niemeyera
  2. ^ Mueller, Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich von. 1870. Fragmenta Phytographiæ Australiæ 7: 114-115 in Latin
  3. ^ Tropicos, Niemeyera F. Muell.
  4. ^ a b c d Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  5. ^ Swenson, U., S. Nylinder, and J. Munzinger. (2013) Towards a Natural Classification of Sapotaceae Subfamily Chrysophylloideae in Oceania and Southeast Asia Based on Nuclear Sequence Data.” Taxon 62 (4): 746–70.