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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Santalales
Family: Santalaceae
Genus: Scleropyrum
S. pentandrum
Binomial name
Scleropyrum pentandrum
(Dennst.) Mabb.
  • Heydia Dennstedt ex Kosteletzky, rejected name
  • Scleromelum K. Schumann & Lauterbach

Scleropyrum is a genus of trees in family Santalaceae first described as a genus in 1838.[2][3] At present (September 2014), only one species is recognized, although several others are listed as "unresolved," meaning that further research is needed to determine affinities.[4][1][5]

accepted species[4]
  • Scleropyrum pentandrum (Dennst.) Mabb. - China, Indochina, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore
synonyms of S. pentandrum[4]
  • Scleropyrum mekongense Gagnep.
  • Scleropyrum wallichianum Arn.
  • Antidesma parasiticum Dillwyn
  • Bridelia horrida Dillwyn
  • Heydia horrida Dennst.
  • Myrobalanus indica Buch.-Ham. ex Steud.
  • Pothos pentandrus Dennst.
  • Pyrularia ceylanica A.DC.
  • Pyrularia wallichiana A.DC.
  • Terminalia horrida Steud.
unresolved species[4]


  1. ^ a b Flora of China, Vol. 5 Page 210 硬核属 ying he shu Scleropyrum Arnott, Mag. Zool. Bot. 2: 549. 1838.
  2. ^ Arnott, George Arnott Walker. 1838. Magazine of Zoology and Botany 2: 549-550 descriptions in Latin, commentary in English
  3. ^ Tropicos, genus Scleropyrum
  4. ^ a b c d The Plant List, genus Scleropyrum
  5. ^ Chua, L.S.L. (1998). "Scleropyrum wallichianum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 1998: e.T34557A9875739. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1998.RLTS.T34557A9875739.en. Retrieved 14 November 2021.