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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Paulowniaceae
Genus: Wightia
Species: W. speciosissima

Wightia Wall. Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 71. (1830)
Type species: Unresolved.


Wallich, N. (1830) Plantae Asiaticae Rariores 1: 71.
Zhou, Q.-M., Jensen, S.R., Liu, G.L., Wang, S. & Li, H.Q. 2014. Familial placement of Wightia (Lamiales). Plant systematics and evolution 300(9): 2009-2017. DOI: 10.1007/s00606-014-1029-5 Reference page.


The Plant List 2013. Wightia in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published online. Accessed: 2014 Mar. 7. 2014. Wightia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 7 Mar. 2014.
International Plant Names Index. 2104. Wightia. Published online. Accessed: Mar. 7 2104.

Wightia is a genus of flowering plants tentatively sister to the Phrymaceae which currently contains only two species. It grows as a tree, or a hemiepiphytic pseudo-vine, up to 15 metres (49 ft) tall.[1] It is found in South Asia and South East Asia, from Nepal and India to Thailand, Vietnam and China's Yunnan Province, at altitudes below 2,500 m (8,200 ft).[1] There are still morphological characters as well as nuclear genome data to support Wightia as sister to Paulownia leading it to be of proposed hybrid origin from Phrymaceae and Paulowniaceae.[2] Due to chloroplast and mitochondrial data showing Wightia as sister to Phrymaceae it is proposed that a new family Wightiaceae be recognized.[3]

Deyuan Hong; Hanbi Yang; Cun-li Jin; Manfred A. Fischer; Noel H. Holmgren & Robert R. Mill (1998). "Scrophulariaceae A. L. Jussieu". In Wu Zheng-yi & Peter H. Raven (eds.). pp. 10–11 Scrophulariaceae through Gesneriaceae. Flora of China. Vol. 18. Missouri Botanical Garden Press. pp. 1–212. ISBN 9780915279555. {{cite book}}: Check |url= value (help)
Xia, Zhi; Wen, Jun; Gao, Zhiming (2019-04-30). "Does the Enigmatic Wightia Belong to Paulowniaceae (Lamiales)?". Frontiers in Plant Science. 10: 528. doi:10.3389/fpls.2019.00528. ISSN 1664-462X. PMC 6503002. PMID 31114599.
Liu, Bing; Tan, Yun‐Hong; Liu, Su; Olmstead, Richard G.; Min, Dao‐Zhang; Chen, Zhi‐Duan; Joshee, Nirmal; Vaidya, Brajesh N.; Chung, Richard C. K.; Li, Bo (2019-09-03). "Phylogenetic relationships of Cyrtandromoea and Wightia revisited: A new tribe in Phrymaceae and a new family in Lamiales". Journal of Systematics and Evolution. 58: 1–17. doi:10.1111/jse.12513. ISSN 1674-4918.

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