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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordoo: Rosales

Familia: Rosaceae
Subfamilia: Amygdaloideae
Tribus: Maleae
Subtribus: Lindleyinae
Genus: Lindleya
Species: L. mespiloides

Lindleya Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. [H.B.K.] 6: 239 (ed. qto.); 188 (ed. fol.) (1824), nom. cons. vs. Lindleya Nees 21 May 1821 nom. rej.

monotypic taxon


Kunth, K.S. 1824. Nova Genera et Species Plantarum 6: 239.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Lindleya in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Jan. 3. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Lindleya. Published online. Accessed: Jan. 3 2020. 2020. Lindleya. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 3 Jan. 2020.

Lindleya is a genus of Mexican evergreen trees of the family Rosaceae. The sole species, L. mespiloides, grows to a height of 6 metres (20 ft) and bears solitary white fragrant flowers in summer. The fruit are dry dehiscent capsules.[2]
Taxonomic history
Lindleya mespiloides Kunth.jpg

Lindleya, along with Vauquelinia and Kageneckia were formerly placed in family Quillajaceae.. It shares a base chromosome number of 17 with the pome-fruited members of tribe Maleae within the Rosaceae.[3]

Potter, D., et al. (2007). Phylogeny and classification of Rosaceae. Plant Systematics and Evolution. 266(1–2): 5–43. [Referring to the subfamily by the name "Spiraeoideae"]
Evans, R.C.; Campbell, C.S. (2002). "The origin of the apple subfamily (Rosaceae: Maloideae) is clarified by DNA sequence data from duplicated GBSSI Genes" (PDF). American Journal of Botany. 89 (9): 1478–1484. doi:10.3732/ajb.89.9.1478. PMID 21665749.
Campbell, C.S.; Evans, R.C.; Morgan, D.R.; Dickinson, T.A.; Arsenault, M.P. (2007). "Phylogeny of subtribe Pyrinae (formerly the Maloideae, Rosaceae): Limited resolution of a complex evolutionary history" (PDF). Plant Systematics and Evolution. 266 (1–2): 119–145. CiteSeerX doi:10.1007/s00606-007-0545-y. S2CID 13639534.

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