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Kingdom  Plantae
Clade  Eudicots
Order  Gentianales
Scientific name  Cephalanthus
Rank  Genus
Clade  Angiosperms
Clade  Asterids
Family  Rubiaceae
Higher classification  Rubiaceae
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Lower classifications  Cephalanthus occidentalis, Cephalanthus salicifolius

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Cephalanthus is a genus of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family. There are about six species that are commonly known as buttonbush.


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They are shrubs or small trees growing to 5–15 m (16–49 ft) tall. The leaves are simple, arranged in opposite pairs or whorls of three. The flowers form a dense globular inflorescence.

Distribution and habitat

Cephalanthus Cephalanthus occidentalis

Cephalanthus occidentalis is native to the eastern United States and Canada. The others occur in tropical regions of the Americas, Africa and Asia. Two species are known in cultivation.


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Cephalanthus was named by Linnaeus in Species Plantarum in 1753. The generic name is derived from the Ancient Greek words κέφαλος (kephalos), meaning "head", and ἄνθος (anthos), meaning "flower".


Cephalanthus Cephalanthus occidentalis Wikipedia

Cephalanthus is the most basal genus in the tribe Naucleeae. Some authors have segregated it into its own monotypic tribe. The type species is Cephalanthus occidentalis.


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  • Cephalanthus angustifolius Lour. - Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam
  • Cephalanthus glabratus (Spreng.) K.Schum. - sarandí - Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
  • Cephalanthus natalensis Oliv. - Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Lesotho, Swaziland, South Africa
  • Cephalanthus occidentalis L. - button-willow, common buttonbush, honey-bells - Cuba, eastern Canada, eastern, central and southern United States, California, Arizona, New Mexico
  • Cephalanthus salicifolius Humb. & Bonpl. - Mexican buttonbush, willowleaf buttonbush - Mexico, Honduras, extreme southern tip of Texas
  • Cephalanthus tetrandra (Roxb.) Ridsdale & Bakh.f. - tropical Asia from India to China and Thailand
  • References

    Cephalanthus Wikipedia

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