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Aextoxicon punctatum
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Berberidopsidales
Family: Aextoxicaceae
Engl. & Gilg.
Genus: Aextoxicon
Ruiz & Pav.
Species: A. punctatum
Binomial name
Aextoxicon punctatum
Ruiz & Pav.

Aextoxicon punctatum, the sole species of genus Aextoxicon and family Aextoxicaceae, is a tree native to southern Chile and Argentina.

Commonly known as the olivillo or aceitunillo, it is a large evergreen tree endemic to the forests of the Valdivian temperate rain forests and Magellanic subpolar forests of southern Chile's Pacific coast, where it forms a canopy tree in the broadleaf forests. It can reach 15 m tall

The APG system (1998) and the APG II system (2003) left the family Aextoxicaceae unplaced in the core eudicots. The genus was formerly often included in the family Euphorbiaceae.

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Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Unassigned core eudicots
Familia: Aextoxicaceae
Genus: Aextoxicon


Aextoxicaceae Engl. & Gilg



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