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Triplaris brasiliensis flowers - Sao Paulo Brasil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Polygonaceae
Genus: Triplaris
Loefl. ex L.

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Triplaris is a genus of plants in the family Polygonaceae. Ant tree is a common name for plants in this genus.[1]

The species are variously distributed in the Americas. Some species are used for lumber.

Species and taxonomy[edit]

Species include:[2]


  1. ^ "Triplaris". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 
  2. ^ The Plant List: A Working List of all Plant Species. Version 1. Published on the Internet; (accessed 15 August 2012)