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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Sapindales

Familia: Rutaceae
Subfamilia: Amyridoideae
Genus: Acradenia
Species: A. euodiiformis –

Acradenia Kippist

Acradenia is a genus of two species of tree or shrub in the family Rutaceae and is endemic to Australia. These plants have leaves that are trifoliate, arranged in opposite pairs and flowers that have five sepals, five petals and usually ten stamens of unequal lengths.


Plants in the genus Acradenia are evergreen trees, sometimes shrubs with trifoliate leaves arranged in opposite pairs and lacking domatia. The flowers are arranged in panicles in leaf axils or on the ends of branchlets. The flowers are bisexual usually with five (rarely six) sepals and petals. The sepals are 1–1.5 mm (0.039–0.059 in) long, joined at the base and remain attached to the fruit. The petals overlap at the base and there are twice as many stamens as petals, usually alternating in length. There are usually five carpels in each ovary and two ovules in each locule. The fruit has up to five follicles joined at the base, each follicle with a single, smooth brown seed about 5 mm (0.20 in) long.[2][3]

The genus Acradenia was first formally described in 1853 by Richard Kippist in the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London and the first species described was A. frankliniae.[4][5]

The closest relative to Acradenia is Crossosperma from New Caledonia.[6]

Acradenia euodiiformis (F.Muell.) T.G.Hartley[7] - yellow satinheart, bonewood (N.S.W., Qld.)
Acradenia frankliniae Milligan ex Kippist[8] - whitey wood, wirewood (Tas.).


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"Acradenia Kippist". Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
Richards, P.G. "Genus Acradenia". Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
"Acradenia". APNI. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
Kippist, Richard (1853). "Acradenia". Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London. 2: 201–202. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
Bayly, M.J.; Holmes, G.D.; Forster, P.I.; Cantrill, D.J.; Ladiges, P.Y. (2013). "Major Clades of Australasian Rutoideae (Rutaceae) Based on rbcL and atpB Sequences". PLOS ONE. 8 (8): e72493. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072493. PMC 3742607. PMID 23967311.
"Acradenia euodiiformis". Australian Plant Census. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
"Acradenia frankliniae". Australian Plant Census. Retrieved 24 June 2020.

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