Exostyleae

Zollernia latifolia, copyright Alex Popovkin.

Belongs within: Papilionoideae.

The Exostyleae are a Neotropical group of leguminous plants found mostly in tropical rain forests. They are characterised by serrate and sometimes spinescent leaflet or leaf margins, basifixed anthers, and drupaceous fruits (Cardoso et al. 2013).

<==Exostyleae CP13
|–Lecointea peruviana CP13
`–+–Holocalyx balansae CP13
|–+–Harleyodendron unifoliolatum CP13
|  `–Uribea tamarindoides CP13
|–+–Lecointea hatschbachii CP13
|  `–Exostyles CP13
|       |–E. godoyensis CP13
|       `–E. venusta CP13
`–Zollernia CP13
|–Z. magnifica CP13
`–+–Z. glabra CP13
|–Z. glaziovii CP13
|–Z. ilicifolia CP13
|–Z. latifolia CP13
`–Z. modesta CP13

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[CP13] Cardoso, D., R. T. Pennington, L. P. de Queiroz, J. S. Boatwright, B.-E. Van Wyk, M. F. Wojciechowski & M. Lavin. 2013. Reconstructing the deep-branching relationships of the papilionoid legumes. South African Journal of Botany 89: 58–75.

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