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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: Malvales

Familia: Malvaceae
Subfamilia: Malvoideae
Tribus: Gossypieae
Genus: Alyogyne
Species: A. cuneiformis – A. hakeifolia – A. huegelii – A. pinoniana

Alyogyne Alef., Oesterr. Bot. Z. 13: 12. (1863)

Typus: A. hakeifolia
(Giord.) Alef., Oesterr. Bot. Z. 13: 12. (1863)


Alefeld, F.G. 1863. Oesterreichische Botanische Zeitschrift 13: 12.
Alyogyne in: Australian Plant Census (APC) 2020. IBIS database, Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria. Accessed: 2020 Dec. 29.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Alyogyne. Published online. Accessed: Dec. 29 2020.
Pfeil, B. & Craven, L.A. 2004. The Australian Alyogyne cravenii Transferred to Hibiscus (Malvaceae). Novon 14(3): 323. 2020. Alyogyne. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 29 Dec. 2020.

Alyogyne is a genus of flowering plants in the family Malvaceae which are endemic to Australia. Its species were formerly in the genus Hibiscus but were split off starting in 1863 with H. hakaeifolius. In 1915 Lewton transferred H. cuneiformis and in Fryxell (1968) H. pinonianus and H. huegelii followed. A recent revision has created many new species.

The name Alyogyne comes from the Greek words "alytos" (undivided) and "gyne" (female). "Gyne" referers to the styles which are female parts of a flower. In Hibiscus, the style is branched below the stigmas but in Alyogyne it is undivided.

Species include:

Alyogyne cravenii
Alyogyne cuneiformis (coastal hibiscus)
Alyogyne hakeifolia
Alyogyne huegelii (lilac hibiscus)
Alyogyne pinoniana (sand hibiscus)


Malvaceae Info: The Alyogyne Page

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