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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Myroxylon

Peruvian balsam
balsam of Peru
balsam of Tolu

Hierarchical position of the Genus Myroxylon

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
   Classis  Rosopsida Batsch
pub. Dispos. Gen. Pl. Jenens.: 28. 1788.
   Subclassis  Rosidae Takht.
pub. Sist. Filog. Cvetk. Rast.: 264. Jan-Mar 1967.
   SuperOrdo  Fabanae R. Dahlgren ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 74: 179. 25 Mar 1993.
   Ordo  Fabales Bromhead
pub. Edinburgh New Philos. J. 25: 126. Jul 1838.
common name: legumes
   Familia  Fabaceae Lindl.
pub. Intr. Nat. Syst. Bot., ed. 2: 148. Jul 1836.
common name: Leguminosae
   Familia  Leguminosae Juss.
pub. Gen. Pl.: 345. 4 Aug 1789, nom. cons.
   Genus  Myroxylon L.f.
common name: myroxylon

Named members of the Genus Myroxylon

   Species  balsamum (L.) Harms
   Varietas  balsamum
common name: balsam of Tolu
   Varietas  pereirae (Royle) Harms
common name: balsam of Peru
   Species  buxifolium (Gray) Krug & Urban
syn. Xylosma buxifolia
   Species  pachyphyllum Krug & Urban
syn. Xylosma pachyphylla
   Species  pereirae (Royle) Klotzsch
syn. Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae
common name: Peruvian balsam, balsam of Peru
   Species  schwaneckeanum Krug & Urban
syn. Xylosma schwaneckeana

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

Additional information is available in the commercial version of The Compleat Botanica software for species with this symbol.


For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.


Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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