Bleasdalea is a genus of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae.

Bleasdalea
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Subfamily: Grevilleoideae
Tribe: Macadamieae
Subtribe: Gevuininae
Genus: Bleasdalea
F.Muell.
Species

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TaxonomyEdit

Molecular and morphological analysis shows this genus is most closely related to the genus Hicksbeachia, ancestors of the two genera having diverged around 15 million years ago in the Miocene.[1]

SpeciesEdit

The genus comprises two species which are native to north-east Australia and New Guinea:[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Austin R. Mast; Crystal L. Willis; Eric H. Jones; Katherine M. Downs & Peter H. Weston (2008). "A smaller Macadamia from a more vagile tribe: inference of phylogenetic relationships, divergence times, and diaspore evolution in Macadamia and relatives (tribe Macadamieae; Proteaceae)". American Journal of Botany. 95 (7): 843–70. doi:10.3732/ajb.0700006. PMID 21632410.
  2. ^ Weston, Peter H.. & Nigel P. Barker (2008). "A new suprageneric classification of the Proteaceae, with an annotated checklist of genera" (PDF). Telopea. 11 (3): 339. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-11-16.