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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Ordo: Proteales

Familia: Proteaceae
Subfamilia: Grevilleoideae
Tribus: Roupaleae
Genus: Eucarpha
Species: E. deplanchii – E. strobilina

Eucarpha (R.Br.) Spach, Hist. Nat. Vég. (Spach) 10: 402. (1841)

Type species: Eucarpha strobilina typus Embothrium strobilinum Labill. Nov. Holl. Pl. 2: 116, t. 265. (1806), which is also the basionym of Knightia strobilina (Labill. ) Virot Fl. Nouv.-Calédonie & Dépend. 2: 243. (1968)

Note: This cryptic genus was not allocated to a subtribe by Weston & Barker (2006) and was designated by them as Roupaleae incertae sedis. In addition, it is poorly treated by other authorities and this circumscription must be seen as tentative. See also Johnson & Briggs, (1975).

Johnson, L.A.S. & Briggs, B.G. 1975. On the Proteaceae—the evolution and classification of a southern family. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 70(2): 83–182. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8339.1975.tb01644.x Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2015. Eucarpha. Published online. Accessed: Mar. 4 2015.
Virot, R. (1968) Protéacées. Pp. 5–254 in Aubreville A (ed.) Flore de la Nouvelle Calédonie et Dépendances, vol. 2. (Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle: Paris). As Knightia.
Weston, P.H. & Barker, N.P. 2006. A new suprageneric classification of the Proteaceae, with an annotated checklist of genera. Telopea 11(3): 314–344. Full article (PDF) Reference page.

Eucarpha is a genus of flowering plant of the family Proteaceae, endemic to New Caledonia. Two species are recognised. Up until 1975, these were classified within the genus Knightia until Lawrie Johnson and Barbara G. Briggs recognised their distinctness, particularly their prominent bracts, in their 1975 monograph "On the Proteaceae: the evolution and classification of a southern family".[1] As of today, the nomenclatural combinations for these two species in the genus Eucarpha have not been published.

More recently, the genus has been placed in the tribe Roupaleae,[2] its closest relative is the Australian Triunia.[3]


Eucarpha deplanchei
Eucarpha strobilina


L. A. S. Johnson and Briggs, B. G. (1975). "On the Proteaceae: the evolution and classification of a southern family". Journal of the Linnean Society of London. Botany. 70 (2): 83–182. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.1975.tb01644.x.
Weston, Peter H.; Barker, Nigel P. (2006). "A new suprageneric classification of the Proteaceae, with an annotated checklist of genera" (PDF). Telopea. 11 (3): 314–344. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-11-16.
Sauquet, H., P. H. Weston, C. J. Anderson, N. P. Barker, D. J. Cantrill, A. R. Mast, and Savolainen, V. (2009). Contrasted Patterns of Hyperdiversifaction in Mediterranean Hotspots. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 106 (1): 221–25.

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