Microtropis is a genus of plant in family Celastraceae. There are about 70 species.[1] They are trees and shrubs, evergreen or deciduous, with oppositely arranged leaves and white or yellowish flowers.[2] Microtropis are distributed in Asia, Africa, and Central America.

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Microtropis microcarpa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Celastrales
Family: Celastraceae
Genus: Microtropis
Wall. ex Meisn.

Species include:


  1. ^ Lin, Q. W., & Zhang, Z. X. (2010, April). Microtropis longicarpa and M. daweishanensis (Celastraceae), two new species from Yunnan, China. Annales Botanici Fennici Vol. 47, No. 2, pp. 141-147.
  2. ^ Microtropis. Flora of China.