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Polyalthia longifolia var pendula - leaves and top of tree.jpg
Polyalthia longifolia var pendula
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Magnoliids
Order: Magnoliales
Family: Annonaceae
Genus: Polyalthia

Polyalthia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Annonaceae. There are over 100 species distributed from Africa to Asia and the Pacific.[1]

Polyalthia simiarum seeds dispersed by civets in Pakke Tiger Reserve, India

These are trees and shrubs. The flower has six petals in two whorls, the inner petals curving inward over the center.[1]

This large genus is polyphyletic; species are frequently separated and reassigned to other genera.[2][3]

Species include:


  1. ^ a b Polyalthia. Flora of China.
  2. ^ Xue, B., Su, Y. C., Mols, J. B., KEßLER, P. J., & Saunders, R. M. (2011). Further fragmentation of the polyphyletic genus Polyalthia (Annonaceae): molecular phylogenetic support for a broader delimitation of Marsypopetalum. Systematics and Biodiversity, 9(1), 17-26.
  3. ^ Xue, B., Su, Y. C. F., Thomas, D. C., & Saunders, R. M. K. (2012). Pruning the polyphyletic genus Polyalthia (Annonaceae) and resurrecting the genus Monoon. Taxon, 61(5), 1021-1039.