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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Mazaceae
Genus: Mazus
Species (27 accepted): M. alpinus – M. caducifer – M. celsioides – M. fauriei – M. fukienensis – M. gracilis – M. henryi – M. humilis – M. kweichowensis – M. lanceifolius – M. lecomtei – M. longipes – M. miquelii – M. oliganthus – M. omeiensis – M. procumbens – M. pulchellus – M. pumilioM. pumilus - M. reptans – M. rockii – M. saltuarius – M. solanifolius – M. spicatus – M. stachydifolius – M. surculosus – M. tainanensis – M. xiuningensis


Mazus Lour. Fl. Cochinch. 2: 385. (1790)

Type species: Mazus pumilus (Burm.f.) Steenis Nova Guinea, 9(1): 31. (1958)


Loureiro, J. de (1790) Flora Cochinchinensis 2: 385.
The Plant List 2013. Mazus in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 July 25. 2014. Mazus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 July 25.
International Plant Names Index. 2014. Mazus. Published online. Accessed: July 25 2014.

Mazus is a genus of low-growing perennial plants. It has been placed in various plant families including Phrymaceae, Scrophulariaceae, and recently in the family Mazaceae.[1] Consisting of around 30 species, this genus is generally found in damp habitats in lowland or mountain regions of China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Selected species

Mazus gracilis
Mazus miquelii — Miquel's mazus
Mazus pumilio — Swamp mazus
Mazus pumilus — Japanese mazus
Mazus radicans — Swamp musk
Mazus reptans — Creeping mazus
Mazus surculosus — Suckering mazus


Reveal, J. (2011). "Summary of recent systems of angiosperm classification". Kew Bulletin. 66 (1): 5–48. doi:10.1007/s12225-011-9259-y. page 47

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