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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Polygonaceae
Subfamilia: Symmerioideae
Genus: Symmeria
Species: S. paniculata

Symmeria Benth., London J. Bot. 4: 630 (1845).

monotypic taxon

Primary references

Bentham, G. 1845. London Journal of Botany 4: 630.

Additional references

Burke, J.M., Sanchez, A., Kron, K.A. & Luckow, M.A. 2010. Placing the woody tropical genera of Polygonaceae: a hypothesis of character evolution and phylogeny. American Journal of Botany 97(8): 1377–1390. DOI: 10.3732/ajb.1000022 Open access Reference page.
Burke, J.M. & Sanchez, A. 2011. Revised subfamily classification for Polygonaceae, with a tribal classification for Eriogonoideae. Brittonia 63(4): 510–520. DOI: 10.1007/s12228-011-9197-xJSTOR Academia Reference page.


International Plant Names Index. 2017. Symmeria. Published online. Accessed: Mar. 1 2017.
Tropicos.org 2017. Symmeria. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Mar. 1.

Symmeria is a genus of plants in the family Polygonaceae with a single species, Symmeria paniculata, distributed in North and South America as well as western Africa. It is morphologically variable and dioecious, with male and female flowers on separate individuals.[1]

Burke, Janelle M.; Sanchez, Adriana; Kron, Kathleen; Luckow, Melissa (2010). "Placing the woody tropical genera of Polygonaceae: A hypothesis of character evolution and phylogeny". American Journal of Botany. 97 (8): 1377–1390. doi:10.3732/ajb.1000022. PMID 21616890.

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