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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Malpighiales
Familia: Salicaceae
Genus: Pineda
Species: P. incana - P. lehmannii - P. lindenii - P. ovata




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Pineda is a genus of flowering plants in the willow family, Salicaceae. It contains two species of shrubs: Pineda incana, which is native to the Andes of Ecuador and Peru, and Pineda ovata, which is native to the Andes of Bolivia.[2]

Pineda is unique among Salicaceae in that the species have 4-5 sepals and petals, hermaphroditic flowers, receptacular disk glands (=nectaries), and outer filamentous staminodes. It is one of few genera of Salicaceae that occur at high elevations.[2] Formerly placed in the heterogeneous family Flacourtiaceae,[3] Pineda is now classified in tribe Prockieae of Salicaceae, along with close relatives Prockia, Banara, Hasseltiopsis, and Neosprucea.[2]

Pineda was named in honor of Antonio Pineda, a Guatemalan botanist who was coordinator of the naturalists aboard the Pacific expedition of Alessandro Malaspina.[4]

Pineda incana is known as "lloqui," "lloque," "lloquecillos," or "manzanitas cimarronas," and Pineda ovata is known as "duraznillo." Pineda ovata is commonly misidentified as Prockia crucis (Salicaceae).[2]


1. ^ Lemke, D.E. 1988. A synopsis of Flacourtiaceae. Aliso 12: 29-43.
2. ^ a b c d Alford, M.H. 2006. A taxonomic revision of the Andean genus Pineda (Salicaceae). Kew Bulletin 61: 205-214.
3. ^ Sleumer, H.O. 1980. Flacourtiaceae. Flora Neotropica 22: 1-499.
4. ^ Ruiz, H. and J. Pavón. 1794. Flora Peruvianae, et Chilensis Prodromus. Madrid, Spain.

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