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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: Pottingeria
Species: P. acuminata

Pottingeria Prain, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 67(2): 291. 1898.

Type species: Pottingeria acuminata Prain.

Primary references

Prain, D., 1898. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. Part 2. Natural History 67(2): 291.


Hassler, M. 2019. Pottingeria. 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. Pottingeria 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. Pottingeria. Published online. Accessed: October 03 2019. 2019. Pottingeria. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 03 October 2019.

Vernacular names

Pottingeria is a genus consisting of a single species, Pottingeria acuminata, a small tree or large shrub native to mountainous areas of southeast Asia (Assam, Myanmar, and Thailand).[1]

It had long been thought, at least by some, to belong in the order Celastrales.[1] In a phylogenetic study of that order in 2006, Pottingeria was found to be a member of the order, but not of any of its families. It was in an unresolved pentatomy consisting of Parnassiaceae, Pottingeria, Mortonia, the pair (Quetzalia + Zinowiewia), and the other genera of Celastraceae.[2] When the APG III system was published in October 2009, the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group expanded Celastraceae to include all members of the pentatomy mentioned above.[3] Armen Takhtajan had placed Pottingeria in a monotypic family in 1987,[4] but he later treated it as a subfamily of Celastraceae.[5]

Herbert K. Airy-Shaw; David F. Cutler & Siwert Nilsson (1973), "Pottingeria, its taxonomic position, anatomy, and palynology", Kew Bulletin, 28 (1): 97–104, doi:10.2307/4117067
Li-Bing Zhang & Mark P. Simmons (2006), "Phylogeny and delimitation of the Celastrales inferred from nuclear and plastid genes", Systematic Botany, 31 (1): 122–137, doi:10.1600/036364406775971778
Peter F. Stevens (2001 onwards). Celastrales At: Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. At: Missouri Botanical Garden Website.
James L. Reveal. 2008 onward. "A Checklist of Family and Suprafamilial Names for Extant Vascular Plants." At: Home page of James L. Reveal and C. Rose Broome. (see External links below).
"Celastraceae" pages 411-412. In: Armen L. Takhtajan (Takhtadzhian). Flowering Plants second edition (2009). ISBN 978-1-4020-9608-2.

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