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Tetramolopium is a genus of plants in the aster tribe within the daisy family.[4][5]

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Tetramolopium rockii
Scientific classification

  • Vittadinia sect. Tetramolopium (Nees) A.Gray
  • Luteidiscus H.St.John

Most of the species are native to New Guinea, 11 species are found in Hawaii, and one in the Cook Islands, with the island populations apparently representing a recent (by evolutionary standards) colonization.[6] It is related to Camptacra, Kippistia, Minuria, Peripleura, and Vittadinia all of which are from Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, or Pacific islands.[7]

formerly included[1]

see Diplostephium


  1. ^ a b c d Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist Archived 2015-01-17 at
  2. ^ "Genus Tetramolopium". Taxonomy. UniProt. Retrieved 2011-03-09.
  3. ^ "Genus: Tetramolopium Nees". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 1996-09-17. Retrieved 2011-03-09.
  4. ^ Nees von Esenbeck, Christian Gottfried Daniel. 1832. Genera et Species Asterearum 202
  5. ^ Tropicos, Tetramolopium Nees
  6. ^ Okada, Miki; Whitkus, Richard; Lowrey, Timothy K (1997). "Genetics of Adaptive Radiation in Hawaiian and Cook Islands Species of Tetramolopium (Asteraceae; Astereae). I. Nuclear RFLP Marker Diversity". American Journal of Botany. 84 (9): 1236–1246. doi:10.2307/2446048. JSTOR 2446048
  7. ^ Lowrey, Timothy K.; Quinn, CJ; Taylor, RK; Chan, R; Kimball, RT; De Nardi, JC (2001). "Molecular and Morphological Reassessment of Relationships within the Vittadinia Group of Astereae (Asteraceae)". American Journal of Botany. 88 (7): 1279–1289. doi:10.2307/3558339. JSTOR 3558339. PMID 11454628
  8. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Tetramolopium". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-03-09.
  9. ^ "Tetramolopium". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2011-03-09.

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