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Weinmannia tinctoria
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Oxalidales
Family: Cunoniaceae
Genus: Weinmannia

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  • Arnoldia Blume
  • Leiospermum D. Don
  • Pterophylla D. Don
Weinmannia blumei

Weinmannia is a genus of trees and shrubs in the family Cunoniaceae. It is the largest genus of the family with about 150 species. It is also the most widespread genus, occurring in Central and South America including the Caribbeans, Madagascar and surrounding islands, Malesia and the islands of the South Pacific. It is absent from mainland Africa and Australia, but some fossils have been attributed to Weinmannia in Australia.[1] Leaves are simple or pinnate, with a margin usually toothed, and interpetiolar stipules. Flowers are bisexual, white, arranged in racemes. The fruit is a capsule opening vertically from the top to the base. Seeds hairy without wings.


The genus has been divided into five sections:[2]

  • Fasciculata (mostly Malesia, from Sumatra to Fiji)
  • Inspersa (Madagascar)
  • Leiospermum (mostly Pacific, from Bismarck archipelago to the Marquesas)
  • Spicata (Madagascar and Comores)
  • Weinmannia (Central and South America, Mascarenes) As of February 2014 The Plant List recognises 129 accepted species (including infraspecific names):[3]

Fasciculata Bernardi ex Hoogland & H.C.Hopkins[edit]

(mostly Malesia, from Sumatra to Fiji)[2][4][5][6]



Leiospermum (D. Don) Engl.[edit]

(mostly Pacific, from Bismarck archipelago to the Marquesas)[2][6][7][8]


(Madagascar and Comores)[2]


(Central and South America, Mascarenes)[2]


  1. ^ Barnes, R.W., Hill, R.S. & Bradford, J.C. (2001) The history of Cunoniaceae in Australia from macrofossil evidence. Australian Journal of Botany 49: 301‑20.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Bradford, J.C. (1998) A cladisitc analysis of species groups in Weinmannia (Cunoniaceae) based on morphology and inflorescence structure. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 85 (4): 565‑93.
  3. ^ "Weinmannia". The Plant List. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  4. ^ Hopkins, H.C.F. & Bradford, J.C. (1998). A revision of Weinmannia (Cunoniaceae) in Malesia and the Pacific. 1. Introduction and an account of the species of Western Malesia, the Lesser Sunda Islands and the Moluccas . Adansonia 20 (1) : 5‑41.
  5. ^ Hopkins H.C.F. (1998). A revision of Weinmannia (Cunoniaceae) in Malesia and the Pacific. 2. Sulawesi and the Philippines. Adansonia 20 (1): 43‑66.
  6. ^ a b Hopkins, H.C.F., Hoogland, R.D. & Bradford, J.C. (1998). A revision of Weinmannia (Cunoniaceae) in Malesia and the Pacific. 3. New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji, with notes on the species of Samoa, Rarotonga, New Caledonia and New Zealand. Adansonia 20 (1): 67‑106.
  7. ^ Hopkins, H.C.F. & Florence, J. (1998). A revision of Weinmannia (Cunoniaceae) in Malesia and the Pacific. 4. The Society, Marquesas and Austral Islands. Adansonia 20 (1): 107‑30.
  8. ^ Hopkins, H.C., Pillon, Y., Hoogland, R.D. (2014). Cunoniaceae : Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie, volume 26. Publications scientifiques du Muséum, Paris ; IRD, Marseille, 455 p. (collection Faune et Flore tropicales ; 45)

External links[edit]

  • "Weinmannia". Encyclopedia of Chilean Flora (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 15 December 2010. Retrieved 4 February 2014.