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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: Celastrales

Familia: Celastraceae
Genus: Fraunhofera
Species: F. multiflora

Fraunhofera Mart., Nov. Gen. Sp. Pl. (Martius) 3(2): 85, t. 235. (1831)

monotypic taxon


Martius, C.F.P. von 1831. Nova Genera et Species Plantarum quas in Itinere... Munchen 85, t. 235.
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Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Fraunhofera in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Oct. 4. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2019. Fraunhofera. 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. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Oct. 4. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Fraunhofera. Published online. Accessed: Oct. 4 2019. 2019. Fraunhofera. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 4 Oct. 2019.

Fraunhofera is a genus of flowering plants in the family Celastraceae. It has only one species, Fraunhofera multiflora, called pau branco, which is a Brazilian endemic.[2][3] Found in deciduous forests of Brazil, they are little-studied shrubs or trees, and only immature fruit have ever been observed.[4]

Nov. Gen. Sp. Pl. (Martius) 3(2): 85, t. 235 (1831)
"Fraunhofera". The Plant List. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
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Kubitzki, Klaus (11 November 2013). Flowering Plants. Dicotyledons: Celastrales, Oxalidales, Rosales, Cornales, Ericales. p. 46. ISBN 9783662072578.

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