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Family: Paulowniaceae

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Lamiales

Contains a single genus, Paulownia, with six species native to East Asia, especially China. One species, Paulownia tomentosa (Empress tree) is cultivated in southern Africa. Paulownia was previously placed in the Scrophulariaceae.

Publications

  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

 

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