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Symplocos lucida SZ24.png
Plate by Philipp Franz von Siebold and Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Symplocaceae
Genus: Symplocos

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Symplocos is a genus of flowering plants in the order Ericales. It contains about 300 species distributed in Asia and the Americas. Many species grow in humid tropical regions. This is sometimes considered to be the only genus in family Symplocaceae.[1] Plants in this family are shrubs and trees with white or yellow flowers.[2]

Selected species[edit]

  • var. montana – NE. Qld, Australia
  • var. stawellii – Australia


  1. ^ Wang, Y., Fritsch, P. W., Shi, S., Almeda, F., Cruz, B. C., & Kelly, L. M. (2004). Phylogeny and infrageneric classification of Symplocos (Symplocaceae) inferred from DNA sequence data. American Journal of Botany, 91(11), 1901-1914.
  2. ^ Symplocaceae. Flora of China.
  3. ^ English Names for Korean Native Plants (PDF). Pocheon: Korea National Arboretum. 2015. p. 650. ISBN 978-89-97450-98-5. Retrieved 24 December 2016 – via Korea Forest Service.