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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Proteaceae
Subfamilia: Grevilleoideae
Tribus: Macadamieae
Subtribus: Virotiinae
Genus: Heliciopsis
Species: H. henryi – H. lobata – H. terminalis – H. velutina

Heliciopsis Sleumer Blumea 8: 79. (1955)

Type species: Heliciopsis velutina (Prain) Sleumer Blumea 8: 79. (1955)


Sleumer, H.O. (1955) Blumea 8: 79.
International Plant Names Index. 2015. Heliciopsis. Published online. Accessed: Mar. 2 2015. 2015. Heliciopsis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2015 Mar. 2.

Heliciopsis is a genus of about thirteen species of trees, constituting part of the flowering plant family Proteaceae.[1] They grow naturally in Burma, Indo-China, SE. China, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, Java (Indonesia) and the Philippines.[1] The name means similar to the plant genus Helicia.[1] Its closest relatives are Athertonia (Australia) and Virotia (New Caledonia).[2]


It includes the following species:[1][3][4][5]

Heliciopsis artocarpoides (Elmer) Sleumer
Heliciopsis cockburnii Kochummen
Heliciopsis lanceolata (Koord. & Valeton) Sleumer
Heliciopsis litseifolia R.C.K.Chung
Heliciopsis mahmudii (P.Chai) R.C.K.Chung
Heliciopsis montana Sym. ex Kochummen
Heliciopsis percoriacea R.C.K.Chung
Heliciopsis rufidula Sleumer
Heliciopsis velutina (Prain) Sleumer
Heliciopsis whitmorei Kochummen


Chung, Richard C. K. (April 2002). "Heliciopsis Sleumer". In Soepadmo, E.; Saw, L. G.; Chung, R. C. K. (eds.). Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak. (free online from the publisher, lesser resolution scan PDF versions). 4. Forest Research Institute Malaysia. pp. 189–201. ISBN 983-2181-27-5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 25 Sep 2013.
Mast, A.; et al. (2008). "A smaller Macadamia from a more vagile tribe: inference of phylogenetic relationships, divergence times, and diaspore evolution in Macadamia and relatives (tribe Macadamieae; Proteaceae)". American Journal of Botany. 95 (7): 843–870. doi:10.3732/ajb.0700006. PMID 21632410.
Chung, Richard C. K. (2001). "Taxonomic notes on the Bornean Helicia and Heliciopsis (Proteaceae)" (PDF). Journal of Tropical Forest Science. 13 (3): 534–547. Retrieved 24 Apr 2013.
Chung, Richard C. K. (1998). "New species of Helicia Lour. and Heliciopsis Sleumer (Proteaceae) from Borneo" (digitised, online, via The Gardens' Bulletin Singapore. 50: 151–160. Retrieved 29 Jan 2014.
Chai, P. P. K. (1996). "Helicia mahmudii (Proteaceae), a new species of tree from Sarawak". Sandakania. 7: 59–61.

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