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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: Reissantia
Species: R. angustipetala – R. arborea – R. buchanani – R. indica – R. parviflora – R. sessiliflora – R. setulosa

Reissantia N.Halle, Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. (Paris) ser. 2. 30: 466. 1958.
Primary references

Hallé, N., 1958. Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. (Paris) ser. 2. 30: 466.


Hassler, M. 2019. Reissantia. 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 06. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Reissantia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 October 06. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Reissantia. Published online. Accessed: October 06 2019. 2019. Reissantia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 06 October 2019.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Reissantia in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names
Reissantia is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Celastraceae.[1]

Its native range is Tropical and Subtropical Old World. This includes parts of Africa (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Caprivi Strip, Central African Republic, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces (in South Africa), Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre and Zimbabwe), and parts of Asia (Andaman Islands, Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China (south-central and south-east), East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Java, Laos, Lesser Sunda Islands, Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand and Vietnam). [1]

The genus name of Reissantia is in honour of Charles Tisserant (1886–1962), a French clergyman, botanist and plant collector.[2] It was first described and published in Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., séries 2, Vol.39 on page 466 in 1958.[1]
Known species

According to Kew:[1]

Reissantia angustipetala (H.Perrier) N.Hallé
Reissantia arborea (Roxb.) H.Hara
Reissantia buchananii (Loes.) N.Hallé
Reissantia cassinoides (DC.) Ding Hou
Reissantia grahamii (Wight) Ding Hou
Reissantia indica (Willd.) N.Hallé
Reissantia parviflora (N.E.Br.) N.Hallé
Reissantia sessiliflora N.V.Page, Srivastav & R.Rao
Reissantia setulosa (A.C.Sm.) N.Hallé


"Reissantia N.Hallé | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
Burkhardt, Lotte (2018). Verzeichnis eponymischer Pflanzennamen – Erweiterte Edition [Index of Eponymic Plant Names – Extended Edition] (pdf) (in German). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität Berlin. doi:10.3372/epolist2018. ISBN 978-3-946292-26-5. Retrieved 1 January 2021.

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