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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Celastrales

Familia: Celastraceae
Genus: Paxistima
Species: P. canbyi – P. myrsinites

Paxistima Raf., Sylva Tellur. 42 1838

Type species: Ilex myrsinites Pursh.

Primary references

Rafinesque, C.S. 1838. Sylva Telluriana. Mantissa synoptica. New genera and species of trees and shrubs of North America, and other regions of the earth, omitted or mistaken by the botanical authors and compilers, or not properly classified, now reduced by their natural affinities to the proper natural orders and tribes. 184 pp. Printed for the author and publisher, Philadelphia. BHL Reference page. : 42


Hassler, M. 2019. Paxistima. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2019 October 03. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Paxistima in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 October 03. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Paxistima. Published online. Accessed: October 03 2019. 2019. Paxistima. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 03 October 2019.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Paxistima in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names

Paxistima is a small genus of shrubs in the family Celastraceae containing two North American species.

Paxistima canbyi (Canby's mountain-lover) is an uncommon shrub native to the Appalachians and surrounding areas in the United States.
Paxistima myrsinites (Oregon boxleaf) is widespread across western North America.

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