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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Magnoliids
Ordo: Magnoliales

Familia: Annonaceae
Subfamilia: Malmeoideae
Tribus: Miliuseae
Genus: Meiogyne
Species: M. amicorum – M. baillonii – M. beccarii – M. bidwillii – M. caudata – M. cylindrocarpa – M. dumetosa – M. glabra – M. habrotricha – M. hainanensis – M. heteropetala – M. hirsuta – M. insularis – M. laddiana – M. lecardii – M. leptoneura – M. mindorensis – M. monosperma – M. pannosa – M. papuana – M. stenopetala – M. tiebaghiensis – M. trichocarpa – M. verrucosa – M. virgata

Meiogyne Miq., Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugduno-Batavum 2: 12. (1865) nom. cons.

Type species: Meiogyne virgata (Blume) Miq.


Fitzalania F. Muell., Fragm. 4: 33. (1863) nom. rej.
Type: Fitzalania heteropetala|(F. Muell.) F. Muell.
Ancana F. Muell., Fragm. 5: 27, t. 35. (1865)
Type: Ancana stenopetala|F. Muell.
Ararocarpus Scheff., Ann. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg 2: 10. (1885)
Type: Ararocarpus velutinus|Scheff.
Oncodostigma Diels Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 49(1): 143. (1912)
Type: Oncodostigma leptoneura|Diels Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 49(1): 143. (1912)
Guamia Merr., Philipp. J. Sci., C, Bot. 10: 243. (1915)
Type: Guamia mariannae|(Safford) Merr.
Polyaulax Backer, Blumea 5: 492. (1945)
Type: Polyaulax cylindrocarpa|(Burck) Backer.
Chieniodendron Tsiang & P. T. Li, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 9: 374. (1964)
Type: Chieniodendron hainanense|(Merr.) Tsiang & P. T. Li.


Miquel, F.A.W. 1865. Annales Musei Botanici Lugduno-Batavi 2: 12.
Applequist, W.L. 2012. Report of the nomenclature committee for vascular plants: 64. Taxon 61(5): 1108–1117. Igenta Connect
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Meiogyne in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 June 10. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2016. Meiogyne. Published online. Accessed: Aug 1 2016.
Turner, I.M. & Utteridge, T.M.A. 2015. A new species and a new combination in Meiogyne (Annonaceae) of New Guinea. Contributions to the Flora of Mt Jaya, XXI. Kew Bulletin 70(2): 1–5. Full Text PDF from ResearchGate
Van Heusden, E.C.H. 1994. Revision of Meiogyne (Annonaceae). Blumea 38(2): 487–511. Full text PDF
Xue, B., Thomas, D.C., Chaowasku, T., Johnson, D.M. & Saunders, R.M. 2014. Molecular phylogenetic support for the taxonomic merger of Fitzalania and Meiogyne (Annonaceae): new nomenclatural combinations under the conserved name Meiogyne. Systematic Botany 39(2): 396-404. DOI: 10.1600/036364414X680825 Full text PDF from ResearchGate Reference page.

Meiogyne is a genus of flowering plants with about 28 species[1] belonging to the family Annonaceae. It is native from southwestern India and Indochina to Australia, including Fiji and New Caledonia.

Trees or shrubs with pale straw coloured twigs. Leaves membraneous and with prominent veins. Flowers axillary, medium to large. Sepals 3, valvate, connate at base. Petals 6, valvate in two series, tapering gradually from a broad base upward and diverging, densely tomentose or sericeous-tomentose. The inner petals are slightly shorted in length with a warted patch at base inside. Stamens numerous with flat-topped slightly oblique connective tissue, concealing the anther lobes with viewed from above. Torus convex. Ovaries 2 to 5 with several ovules in two rows. Stigma discoid, sessile. Carpels thick-walled, sessile or sub-sessile.

Meiogyne is different from Cyathocalyx in several ways. The leaf texture is different. Flowers are axillary and not extra-axillary or leaf-opposed. Arrangement of the is diverging from a broad base and not clawed and constricted and the base is not adpressed over the stamens. The warted base of the inner petal is peculiar. The stamens and stigmas are similar to Cyathocalyx. Meiogyne is similar to Polyalthia in its spreading petals and similarity of stamens, but the large number of seeds and sessile, discoid stigma are distinguishing features.[2]

Plants of the World Online currently includes:[3]

Meiogyne amicorum (A.C.Sm.) B.Xue & R.M.K.Saunders
Meiogyne amygdalina (A.Gray) B.Xue & R.M.K.Saunders
Meiogyne baillonii (Guillaumin) Heusden
Meiogyne beccarii I.M.Turner
Meiogyne bidwillii (Benth.) D.C.Thomas, Chaowasku & R.M.K.Saunders
Meiogyne caudata (C.E.C.Fisch.) I.M.Turner
Meiogyne cylindrocarpa (Burck) Heusden
Meiogyne dumetosa (Vieill. ex Guillaumin) Heusden
Meiogyne glabra Heusden
Meiogyne habrotricha (A.C.Sm.) B.Xue & R.M.K.Saunders
Meiogyne heteropetala (F.Muell.) D.C.Thomas, Chaowasku & R.M.K.Saunders
Meiogyne hirsuta (Jessup) Jessup
Meiogyne insularis (A.C.Sm.) D.C.Thomas, B.Xue & R.M.K.Saunders
Meiogyne kanthanensis Ummul-Nazrah & J.P.C.Tan
Meiogyne kwangtungensis P.T.Li
Meiogyne laddiana (A.C.Sm.) B.Xue & R.M.K.Saunders
Meiogyne lecardii (Guillaumin) Heusden
Meiogyne leptoneura (Diels) I.M.Turner & Utteridge
Meiogyne microflora (H.Okada) B.Xue, M.F.Liu & R.M.K.Saunders
Meiogyne mindorensis (Merr.) Heusden
Meiogyne monosperma (Hook.f. & Thomson) Heusden
Meiogyne pannosa (Dalzell) J.Sinclair
Meiogyne papuana I.M.Turner & Utteridge
Meiogyne punctulata (Baill.) I.M.Turner & Utteridge
Meiogyne stenopetala (F.Muell.) Heusden
Meiogyne trichocarpa (Jessup) D.C.Thomas & R.M.K.Saunders
Meiogyne verrucosa Jessup
Meiogyne virgata (Blume) Miq. - type species (Indochina, western Malesia including the Philippines)


"Meiogyne Miq. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
Sinclair J.(1955) A revision of Malayan Annonaceae. Gardens Bulletin Singapore. XIV-Part 2. pp-276-279.
Plants of the World Online: Meiogyne Miq. (retrieved 22 September 2020)

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