Plant Genera


Family Code: LAURAC
Genus Code: LITSE
Genus CN: litsea
Genus Authority: Lam.
Genus Summary: A genus of about 400 species, trees and shrubs, of warm temperate and tropical areas, especially se. Asia and Australia, with a small number of species in Mexico and n. Central America (7 species, as interpreted by Jiménez-Pérez & Lorea-Hernández [2009]), and our 1 North American species. The genus is very heterogeneous and probably needs division into more natural groups; a recent molecular study did not include North American respresentatives of Litsea or Lindera, but showed that both Litsea and Lindera as currently circumscribed are polyphyletic (Fijridiyanto & Murakami 2009).
Genus References: van der Werff in FNA (1997); Fijridiyanto & Murakami (2009); Jiménez-Pérez & Lorea-Hernández (2009); Rohwer in Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993).
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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