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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Phellinaceae
Genus: Phelline

Phelline is a genus of shrubs and the sole member of the family Phellinaceae, one of the three families of flowering plants that are endemic to New Caledonia. It is placed in the order Asterales and is related to two other small plant families: Alseuosmiaceae and Argophyllaceae.[2] It contains ten species.[3]

List of species[edit]

(all endemic to New Caledonia)


  1. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III" (PDF). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  2. ^ Kårehed, J., J. Lundberg, B. Bremer, and K. Bremer (1999). Evolution of the Autralasian Families Alseuosmiaceae, Argophyllaceae, and Phellinaceae. Systematic Botany 24: 660–82.
  3. ^ Barriera, G. (2017). Novitates neocaledonicae. VIII. Taxonomy and nomenclature of the genus Phelline (Phellinaceae) with the description of the new species Phelline barrierei. Candollea 72: 361–370. In French, English and French abstracts. DOI: