Beaufortia (Myrtaceae)

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Beaufortia orbifolia


Taxonavigation: Myrtales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Myrtales

Familia: Myrtaceae
Subfamilia: Myrtoideae
Tribus: Melaleuceae
Genus: Beaufortia
Species: B. aestiva – B. anisandra – B. bicolor – B. bracteosa – B. cyrtodonta – B. decussata – B. elegans – B. empetrifolia – B. eriocephala – B. heterophylla – B. incana – B. interstans – B. macrostemon – B. micrantha – B. orbifolia – B. purpurea – B. schaueri – B. sparsa – B. sprengelioides – B. squarrosa


  • Beaufortia R.Br., , Hort. Kew., ed. 2 [W.T. Aiton] 4: 418. (1812)
  • Type species: Beaufortia decussata R.Br., Hort. Kew., ed. 2 [W.T. Aiton] 4: 418. (1812)

Note: Now sometimes accepted as a synonym of Melaleuca L., Mant. Pl. 1: 14 (1767), but this now appears to be a taxonomic opinion and it is commonly found as a segregate in Australian flora (Burbidge, 2016). Therefore, this taxon page must remain until consensus has been reached.


  • Brown, R. 1812. Hortus Kewensis; or, a Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew 4: 418.
  • Burbidge, A.A. 2016. A taxonomic revision of Beaufortia (Myrtaceae: Melaleuceae). Nuytsia 27. PDF
  • Beaufortia in: Australian Plant Census (APC) 2021. IBIS database, Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria. Accessed: 2021 Sept. 11.
  • Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Beaufortia in Kew Science Plants of the World Online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Dec 3. Reference page
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