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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Apiales

Familia: Apiaceae
Subfamilia: Azorelloideae
Genus: Bolax
Species: B. caespitosa – B. gummifera

Bolax Comm. ex Juss., Gen. Pl. 226. (1789)

Bolax gummifera (Lam.) Spreng., Sp. Umbell. 10. (1818)


Commerson, P. 1789. Genera Plantarum 226.
Hassler, M. 2018. Bolax. 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 online. Accessed: 2018 Sept. 13. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Bolax. Published online. Accessed: Sept. 13 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Bolax in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published online. Accessed: 2014 Mar. 30. 2014. Bolax. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 30 Mar. 2014.

Bolax is a genus of flowering plant in the family Apiaceae.[2] Two species are currently accepted by Plants of the World Online.[1] It is endemic to temperate South America.[3]

It resembles moss, but is firm and prickly and tends to grow in mounds. It can be found in Tierra del Fuego and on the Falkland Islands.[4]

"Bolax". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved June 7, 2022.
"Bolax gummifera Bolax PFAF Plant Database". Retrieved 2021-08-08.
"Bolax (Azorella) gummifera". Xera Plants. Retrieved 2021-08-08.
"Bolax gummifera". Edrom Nurseries. Retrieved 2021-08-08.

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