Oreomunnea is a genus of two species of flowering plants in the family Juglandaceae, native to southern Mexico and Central America, where they occur in montane rainforest.[1][2]

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Oreomunnea mexicana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Juglandaceae
Subfamily: Engelhardioideae
Genus: Oreomunnea

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They are large trees growing to 35 m tall, with pinnate leaves with four to eight leaflets; unlike most genera in the Juglandaceae, the leaves are arranged in opposite pairs. The fruit is a small nut about 1 cm diameter, with a three-lobed wing.[3][4]



  1. ^ Manning, W. E. (1979). The Classification within the Juglandaceae. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 65: 1058-1087.
  2. ^ Germplasm Resources Information Network: Oreomunnea
  3. ^ (in Spanish) Especies de Costa Rica: Oreomunnea pterocarpa Archived 2007-09-07 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Neotropical Herbarium Specimens: Oreomunnea mexicana specimen Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine