Pisonia umbellifera

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Pisonia umbellifera
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nyctaginaceae
Genus: Pisonia
Species: P. umbellifera
Binomial name
Pisonia umbellifera
(J. R. Forster & G. Forster) Seemann

Pisonia umbellifera, commonly known as the birdlime tree[1] or bird catcher tree, is a species of plant in the Nyctaginaceae family. It grows throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific. It is native to the Andaman Islands, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Hawaii and Madagascar and the states of New South Wales and Queensland in Australia.[2][3] A variegated form is widely cultivated in frost-free climates.

P. umbellifera 'Variegata'

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  1. ^ "Pisonia umbellifera". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Pisonia umbellifera". Flora of China. Retrieved 2009-04-14. 
  3. ^ Jacobs, S.W.L.; G. J. Harden. "Pisonia umbellifera". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 2009-04-14.