Cliftonia monophylla

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Cliftonia monophylla


Taxonavigation: Ericales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Cyrillaceae
Genus: Cliftonia
Species: Cliftonia monophylla



Cliftonia monophylla (Lam.) Britton ex Sarg., Silva 2: 7 1892


  • Basionym
    • Ptelea monophylla Lam. in Tabl. Encycl. 1: 336 (1792)
  • Heterotypic
    • Cliftonia ligustrina Sims ex Spreng.
    • Cliftonia nitida Gaertn. fil.
    • Mylocaryum ligustrinum Willd.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southeastern USA
      • USA (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Vernacular names

English: Buckwheat tree
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