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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Philesiaceae
Genus: Philesia
Comm. ex Juss., 1789
P. magellanica
Binomial name
Philesia magellanica
J.F.Gmel., 1791

Philesia buxifolia Lam. ex Poir.

Philesia is a South American genus of flowering plants in the family Philesiaceae first described as a genus in 1789.[2][3] The flower is mostly pink in color, but some darker, more purple variations have been recorded.

There is only known species, Philesia magellanica, native to southern Chile and southern Argentina.[1][4][5][6]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Jussieu, Antoine Laurent de. 1789. Genera Plantarum 41-42. in Latin
  3. ^ Tropicos Philesia Comm. ex Juss.
  4. ^ Dimitri, M. F. 1974. Pequeña Flora Ilustrada de los Parques Andino-Patagónicos. Anales de los Parques Nacionales 13: 1–122, 166 figs.
  5. ^ Marticorena, C. & M. Quezada. 1985. Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Chile. Gayana, Botanica 42: 1–157
  6. ^ Zuloaga, F. O., O. Morrone, M. J. Belgrano, C. Marticorena & E. Marchesi. (eds.) 2008. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares del Cono Sur. Monographs in systematic botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107(1–3): i–xcvi, 1–3348.

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