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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Sapotaceae
Genus: Northia
Binomial name
Northia seychellana
  • Northea Hook.f., spelling variation
  • Northia hornei Pierre
  • Mimusops hornei M.M.Hartog
  • Northia confusa Hemsl.
  • Northia brevitubulata Lecomte

Northia is a genus of plants in family Sapotaceae.

The name was first published by Joseph Dalton Hooker, in Hooker's Icones Plantarum (Sep 1884), in his description of Northia seychellana.[1][3] The spelling was given as Northia on the plate, but the variant Northea in the text.[4] Hooker gave the genus name in honour of the botanical illustrator and painter, Marianne North.

Northia seychellana is the only species accepted in the genus. It is endemic to the Seychelles Islands.[2] A few other species were formerly included in Northia but have been moved to Manilkara:

formerly included[2]


  1. ^ a b Hooker, Joseph Dalton. 1884. Hooker's Icones Plantarum 15: page 57 description in Latin, commentary in English
  2. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Hooker, Joseph Dalton. 1884. Hooker's Icones Plantarum 15: plate 1473. line drawing as illustration
  4. ^ "Northia". Plant Name details. International Plant Names Index. 2005. Retrieved 2008-11-12.