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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Escalloniales
Family: Escalloniaceae
Genus: Tribeles
T. australis
Binomial name
Tribeles australis

Tribeles australis, the sole species in the genus Tribeles, is a prostrate shrub native to Chile and Argentina.


Historically it was placed alone in family Tribelaceae. This was placed in the Hydrangeales by Takhtajan, but the APG II system placed it in the Euasterids II clade (campanulids) unplaced as to order.[1] More recent work has provided evidence that Tribeles arose from within the ranks of Escalloniaceae, so the Angiosperm Phylogeny Website recommends placing it there, and treating Tribelaceae as a synonym of Escalloniaceae.[2]


  1. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2003). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG II". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 141 (4): 399–436. doi:10.1046/j.1095-8339.2003.t01-1-00158.x.
  2. ^ "Escalloniales".