Orites megacarpa A.S.George & B.Hyland
Nothorites is a genus of a sole described species of trees, constituting part of the plant family Proteaceae. The species Nothorites megacarpus grows naturally only in restricted mountain regions (endemic) of the wet tropics rain forests of north-eastern Queensland, Australia.
The species was first formally scientifically described as Orites megacarpa in 1995 by Alex S. George and Bernie P. M. Hyland. Genetic studies published in 2008 by Austin Mast and colleagues demonstrated that it was not correlated with other species in the genus Orites. Instead it correlates with the group of Macadamia related species and genera. Therefore, the new genus Nothorites was created and this species name combination was published.
- "Nothorites%". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) database (listing by % wildcard matching of all taxa relevant to Australia). Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. Retrieved 26 Apr 2013.
- Mast, Austin R.; Willis, Crystal L.; Jones, Eric H.; Downs, Katherine M.; Weston, Peter H. (July 2008). "A smaller Macadamia from a more vagile tribe: inference of phylogenetic relationships, divergence times, and diaspore evolution in Macadamia and relatives (tribe Macadamieae; Proteaceae)". American Journal of Botany. 95 (7): 843–870. doi:10.3732/ajb.0700006. ISSN 1537-2197. PMID 21632410. Retrieved 4 Apr 2013.
- Hyland, B. P. M.; Whiffin, T.; Zich, F. A.; et al. (Dec 2010). "Factsheet – Nothorites megacarpus". Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants. Edition 6.1, online version [RFK 6.1]. Cairns, Australia: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), through its Division of Plant Industry; the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research; the Australian Tropical Herbarium, James Cook University. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
George, Alex S.; Hyland, Bernie P. M. (1995). "Orites megacarpa". In McCarthy, Patrick. Flora of Australia: Volume 16: Eleagnaceae, Proteaceae 1 (online version)
|url=(help). Flora of Australia series. CSIRO Publishing / Australian Biological Resources Study. pp. 497 (1st publ.), 348. ISBN 978-0-643-05692-3.
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