Turrillia is a genus of plants in the family Proteaceae, native to Oceania.

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

The genus was named by American botanist Albert Charles Smith in 1985, in Flora Vitiensis Nova 3, containing five species. Only three, from Fiji and Vanuatu, are generally accepted as belonging to the genus.[1][2]

It is closely related to Kermadecia (where its species were once placed) and Sleumerodendron, both endemic to New Caledonia.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Turrillia". The Plant List. 2010. Retrieved 2013-05-17.
  2. ^ Weston, Peter H. & Barker, Nigel P. (2006). "A new suprageneric classification of the Proteaceae, with an annotated checklist of genera" (PDF). Telopea. 11 (3): 314–344.
  3. ^ Mast, A. R., C. L. Willis, E. H. Jones, K. M. Downs, and P. 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, no. 7 : 843–70.