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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Apiales
Family: Araliaceae
Genus: Pseudopanax
  • Pseudopanax arboreus
  • Pseudopanax crassifolius
  • Pseudopanax discolor
  • Pseudopanax edgerleyi
  • Pseudopanax ferox
  • Pseudopanax laetus
  • Pseudopanax lessonii

Pseudopanax is a small genus of plant of which the majority are endemic to New Zealand. It contains some remarkable small trees with distinctly different juvenile and adult forms, such as Pseudopanax crassifolius and Pseudopanax ferox (commonly referred to as Lancewood). Jump to: navigation, search Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Jump to: navigation, search Divisions Land plants (embryophytes) Non-vascular plants (bryophytes) Marchantiophyta - liverworts Anthocerotophyta - hornworts Bryophyta - mosses Vascular plants (tracheophytes) Lycopodiophyta - clubmosses Equisetophyta - horsetails Pteridophyta - true ferns Psilotophyta - whisk ferns Ophioglossophyta - adderstongues Seed plants (spermatophytes) †Pteridospermatophyta - seed ferns Pinophyta - conifers Cycadophyta - cycads Ginkgophyta - ginkgo Gnetophyta - gnetae Magnoliophyta - flowering plants... Classes Magnoliopsida - Dicots Liliopsida - Monocots The flowering plants (also angiosperms or Magnoliophyta) are one of the major groups of modern plants, comprising those that produce seeds in specialized reproductive organs called flowers, where the ovulary or carpel is enclosed. ... Orders see text Dicotyledons or dicots are flowering plants whose seed contains two embryonic leaves or cotyledons. ... Families Apiaceae (carrot family) Araliaceae (ginseng family) Pittosporaceae Griseliniaceae Torriceliaceae The Apiales are an order of flowering plants. ... Genera Aralia Fatsia Hedera - Ivy Panax - Ginseng Reynoldsia Schefflera and others, see text of article The Araliaceae is known as the Ivy or Ginseng family. ... Karl Heinrich Emil Koch (1809 - 1879) was a German botanist. ... In biology, a genus (plural genera) is a grouping in the classification of living organisms having one or more related and morphologically similar species. ... Jump to: navigation, search Lancewood is a tough, elastic and heavy wood obtained from the West Indies and Guiana. ...

Also included is Pseudopanax arboreus (common name "Five-finger"), which is a very common small tree in New Zealand bush.

There are also two species endemic to Southern Chile and Argentina, Pseudopanax laetevirens and Pseudopanax valdiviensis, both woody vines from Valdivian temperate rain forests. The Valdivian temperate rain forests are a terrestrial ecoregion located on the west coast of southern South America, in Chile and extending into a small part of Argentina. ...

External Links

  • Pseudopanax laetevirens pictures in Chilebosque
  • Pseudopanax valdiviensis pictures in Chilebosque

  Results from FactBites:
Pseudopanax (229 words)
Pseudopanax are evergreen shrubs or trees which grow in the New Zealand native bush and forests, and, of course, in the Moosey garden.
The type of Pseudopanax I grow is Pseudopanax arboreus, and I have several varieties.
Pseudopanax are popular in New Zealand ornamental gardens, often taken completely for granted.
New Zealand Puahou (260 words)
Pseudopanax is a small genus of evergreen trees and shrubs that occur in New Zealand, Tasmania, New Caledonia, China and Chile.
Pseudopanax are considered to be easy to cultivate and are particularly interesting for their flowers, fruits and variation in foliage at different life stages.
Pseudopanax arboreus is regarded as frost hardy withstanding temperatures down to -5°C. The preferred growing conditions are fertile well drained soils in either full sun or part shade.
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