Plant Genera


Family Code: THEACE
Genus Code: FRANK2
Genus CN: Franklin tree
Genus Authority: W. Bartram ex Marshall
Genus Summary: A monotypic genus, apparently endemic to e. GA (now presumably extinct in the wild). Franklinia is actually most closely related to the Asian genus Schima (Prince & Parks 2001); its closest relative in North America is Gordonia, from which it differs in its deciduous leaves (vs. evergreen) and globose fruits (vs. pointed).
Genus References: Prince in FNA (2009); Bozeman & Rogers (1986); Stevens, Dressler, & Weitzman in Kubitzki (2004).
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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