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Taxonavigation: Proteales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Ordo: Proteales

Familia: Proteaceae
Subfamilia: Proteoideae
Tribus: Leucadendreae
Subtribus: Leucadendrinae
Genus: Leucadendron
Species: L. album – L. argenteum – L. discolor – L. dregei – L. galpinii – L. laureolum – L. linifolium – L. procerum – L. rubrum – L. salicifolium – L. salignum


Leucadendron R.Br. (1810), nom. cons.


  • Homotypic
    • Conocarpus Adans., Fam. 2: 284. 1763, nom. illeg. non L. (1753).
    • Protea L., Sp. Pl. 1: 94. 1753, nom. rej. vs. L. (1771).


The two sections of the genus, sect. Alatosperma and sect. Leucadendron, with included subsections, are resolved as non-monophyletic and therefor not presented here (Barker, N.P., Vanderpoorten, A., Morton, C.M. & Rourke, J.P. 2004)


  • Brown, R. 1810: Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 50.
  • Barker, N.P., Vanderpoorten, A., Morton, C.M. & Rourke, J.P. 2004: Phylogeny, biogeography, and the evolution of life-history traits in Leucadendron (Proteaceae). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 33(3): 845–860.
  • USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Leucadendron in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed on 08-Apr-12.
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