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Psiloxylon
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Psiloxylon
Species: P. mauritianum
Binomial name
Psiloxylon mauritianum
Baill.

Psiloxylon mauritianum is species of flowering plant, the sole species of family Psiloxylaceae. It is endemic to the Mascarene Islands (Mauritius and RĂ©union) in the Indian Ocean.

It is a white-barked evergreen tree, bearing essential oils.

It was formerly placed alone in family Psiloxylaceae, but is now considered a basal member of the family Myrtaceae.

References

  • Wilson, P. G., O'Brien, M. M., Heslewood, M. M., & Quinn, C. J. (2004). Relationships within Myrtaceae sensu lato based on a matK phylogeny. Plant Systematics and Evolution 251: 3-19.

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