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Short description: Genus of flowering plants

Daphniphyllum teijsmannii2.jpg
Daphniphyllum teijsmannii
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Daphniphyllaceae
Genus: Daphniphyllum
Type species
Daphniphyllum glaucescens
  • Gyrandra Wall. not validly published
  • Goughia Wight

Daphniphyllum is the sole genus in the flowering plant family Daphniphyllaceae and was described as a genus in 1826.[4][5] The genus includes evergreen shrubs and trees mainly native to east and southeast Asia, but also found in the Indian Subcontinent and New Guinea.[3]

All species in the family are dioecious, that is male and female flowers are borne on different plants.[1] In older classifications the genus was treated in the family Euphorbiaceae.

Daphniphyllum species are eaten by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including the engrailed (Ectropis sp.).

Accepted species[3]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Min, Tianlu; Kubitzki, Klaus, "Daphniphyllaceae", in Wu, Zhengyi; Raven, Peter H.; Hong, Deyuan, Flora of China (online),,, retrieved 2016-12-03 
  2. Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  4. Blume, Carl Ludwig von. 1826. Bijdragen tot de flora van Nederlandsch Indië 1152-1153 in Latin
  5. Tropicos, Daphniphyllum Blume
  6. WCSP 2019.


Wikidata ☰ Q41436 entry