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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Polygonaceae
Subfamilia: Eriogonoideae
Tribus: Triplarideae
Genus: Triplaris
Species: T. americana – T. caracasana – T. cumingiana – T. dugandii – T. efistulifera – T. fulva – T. gardneriana – T. longifolia – T. matogrossensis – T. melaenodendron – T. moyobambensis – T. peruviana – T. physocalyx – T. poeppigiana – T. punctata – T. purdiei – T. setosa – T. vestita – T. weigeltiana

Triplaris Loefl. Iter Hispan. 256. (1758)

Type species: Triplaris americana L. Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 2: 881. (1759)


Blochmannia Rchb. Surinam Exsic. s.n. (1828)
Vellasquezia Bertol. Novi Comment. Acad. Sci. Inst. Bononiensis 4: 440–441, t. 46. (1840)


Loefling, P. 1758. Iter Hispanicum 229, 256.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Triplaris. Published online. Accessed: Mar. 4 2017.
The Plant List 2013. Triplaris in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Mar. 4.
Sanchez, A. & Kron, K.A. 2011. Phylogenetic relationships of Triplaris and Ruprechtia: Re-Delimitation of the recognized genera and two new genera for Tribe Triplarideae (Polygonaceae). Systematic Botany 36(3): 702-710. DOI: 10.1600/036364411X583664 Full text PDF Thesis Chapter Reference page.
Tropicos.org 2017. Triplaris. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Mar. 4.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Triplaris in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

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. They are dioecious pioneer species.[2]
Species and taxonomy

Species include:[3]

Triplaris americana L.
Triplaris caracasana Cham.
Triplaris cumingiana Fisch. & C.A.Mey.
Triplaris dugandii Brandbyge
Triplaris fulva Huber
Triplaris gardneriana Wedd.
Triplaris melaenodendron (Bertol.) Standl. & Steyerm.
Triplaris moyobambensis Brandbyge
Triplaris peruviana Fisch. & Meyer ex C.A. Meyer
Triplaris punctata Standl.
Triplaris purdiae Meisn.
Triplaris purdiei Meisn.
Triplaris setosa Rusby
Triplaris vestita Rusby
Triplaris weigeltiana (Rchb.) Kuntze


USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Triplaris". The PLANTS Database (plants.usda.gov). Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
Custodio, T.; Comtois, P.; Araujo, A. C. (2017). "Reproductive biology and pollination ecology of Triplaris gardneriana (Polygonaceae): A case of ambophily in the Brazilian Chaco". Plant Biology. 19 (4): 504–514. doi:10.1111/plb.12554. PMID 28145619.
The Plant List: A Working List of all Plant Species. Version 1. Published on the Internet; http://www.theplantlist.org/ (accessed 15 August 2012)

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