Plant Genera


Chionanthus

Family Code: OLEACE
Genus Code: CHION
Genus CN: fringetree
Genus Authority: L.
Genus Summary: A genus of controversial circumscription, either of only 2 or 3 species, limited to se. North America and possibly e. Asia, or (if including Linociera and/or other relatives) of about 60, shrubs and trees, primarily tropical. Hong-Wa & Besnard (2013) exclude the African and Madagascarian species and suggest a much narrower circumscription of Chionanthus, but the best circumscription of this genus and other related genera remains unclear.
Genus References: Nesom in prep. (FNA); Hardin (1974)=Z; Hong-Wa & Besnard (2013).
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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