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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Malpighiales

Familia: Salicaceae
Tribus: Flacourtieae
Genus: Azara
Species: A. alpina – A. celastrina – A. dentata – A. integrifolia – A. lanceolata – A. microphylla – A. petiolaris – A. serrata – A. uruguayensis

Azara Ruiz & Pav., Fl. Peruv. Prodr. 79, t. 36. (1794)

Type species: Azara serrata Ruiz & Pav., Fl. Peruv. Prodr. 79, t. 36. (1794)

Arechavaletaia Speg.
Staphylorhodos Turcz.


Ruiz López, H. & Pavon, J.A. 1794. Florae Peruvianae, et Chilensis Prodromus, sive novorum generum plantrum peruvianum, et chilensium descriptiones et icones 79, t. 36.
Hassler, M. 2018. Azara. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 July 29. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Azara. Published online. Accessed: July 29 2018. 2018. Azara. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 July 29.

Azara is a genus of ten species of flowering plants in the family Salicaceae, native to temperate to subtropical regions of South America. They are most often found at woodland margins and lakesides.[2] Azara was formerly classed in the family Flacourtiaceae.

They are evergreen shrubs and small trees growing to 1–8 m tall. The leaves are alternate, or in some species they appear paired, are simple 1–9 cm long and 0.5–5 cm broad. The opposite-leaved appearance of some species is unusual in that one stipule is enlarged giving the appearance of opposite ["paired"] leaves. The flowers are small, yellow or greenish, strongly fragrant, with a 4-5-lobed calyx and no petals but conspicuous long, often brightly colored, stamens; flowering is in spring. The fruit is a red to black berry 3–10 mm diameter.

Several species are cultivated as ornamental plants in gardens. In temperate regions they require the shelter of a wall.[2]
List of species

Azara alpina
Azara celastrina
Azara dentata
Azara integrifolia goldspire azara
Azara lanceolata lanceleaf azara
Azara microphylla boxleaf azara, with fan-like branches and small dark, glossy leaves
Azara petiolaris holly azara, with smooth oval leaves
Azara salicifolia
Azara serrata
Azara uruguayensis


"Genus Azara". Taxonomy. UniProt. Retrieved 2010-02-03.
RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.

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