Mosquitoxylum is a monotypic genus of trees in the subfamily Anacardioideae of the cashew and sumac family Anacardiaceae. It contains the single species Mosquitoxylum jamaicense, which grows naturally from southern Mexico to Ecuador and also in Jamaica.[3]

Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Anacardiaceae
Subfamily: Anacardioideae
Genus: Mosquitoxylum
Krug & Urb.[2]
M. jamaicense
Binomial name
Mosquitoxylum jamaicense
Krug & Urb.[1]


  1. ^ "Mosquitoxylum jamaicense Krug & Urb.". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 26 Jul 2015 – via The Plant List.
  2. ^ a b "genus Mosquitoxylum Krug & Urb". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) online database. Retrieved 26 Jul 2015.
  3. ^ "Mosquitoxylum". Anacardiaceae and Burseraceae molecular systematics and taxonomic research. Retrieved 26 Jul 2015.