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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Annonaceae
Subfamilia: Annonoideae
Tribus: Uvarieae
Genus: Melodorum
Species: M. affine – M. arboreum – M. fruticosum – M. kontumense – M. leichhardtii – M. oblongum – M. papuasicum – M. parviflorum – M. parvifolium – M. scortechinii – M. subglabrum – M. zippelii


Melodorum Lour. Fl. Cochinch. 329, 351. (1790)

Type species: Melodorum fruticosum Lour. Fl. Cochinch. 1: 351. (1790)

Note: The taxonomy of Melodorum Lour., Sphaerocoryne Scheff. ex Ridl. and Mitrella Miq. is ambiguous and these genera are in great need of a revision (Couvreur et al., 2012).

Melodorum Hook. f. & Thomson Fl. Ind. 115. (1855)


Loureiro, 1790. Flora Cochinchinensis 329, 351.
Couvreur, T.L., Maas, P.J., Meinke, S., Johnson, D.M. & Keßler, P.J.A. 2012. Keys to the genera of Annonaceae. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 169(1): 74–83. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8339.2012.01230.x Full text PDF from ResearchGate Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2016. Melodorum. Published online. Accessed: Aug. 17 2016.
The Plant List 2013. Melodorum in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2016 Aug. 19. 2016. Melodorum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2016 Aug. 19.
Zhou, L., Su, Y.C., Chalermglin, P. & Saunders, R.M. 2010. Molecular phylogenetics of Uvaria (Annonaceae): relationships with Balonga, Dasoclema and Australian species of Melodorum. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 163(1): 33-43. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8339.2010.01045.x Full text PDF from ResearchGate Reference page.

Melodorum is a genus of plant in the Annonaceae family.

Genus Melodorum contains 55 species,[1] among which the following deserve mention:

Melodorum fruticosum, White cheesewood, national flower of Cambodia and provincial flower of Sisaket Province, Thailand (ลำดวน)
Melodorum leichhardtii
Melodorum siamense
Melodorum uhrii
Melodorum verrucosum


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