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Psiloxylon

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Myrtaceae
Scientific name  Psiloxylon mauritianum
Order  Myrtales
Species  P. mauritianum
Rank  Genus
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Similar  Heteropyxis, Arillastrum, Lysicarpus, Eucalyptopsis, Choricarpia

Psiloxylon mauritianum (known locally as "Bois Bigaignon") is a species of flowering plant, the sole species of genus Psiloxylon. It is endemic to the Mascarene Islands (Mauritius and RĂ©union) in the Indian Ocean.

It is a white-barked evergreen tree, bearing essential oils.

It was formerly placed alone in family Psiloxylaceae, but is now considered a basal member of the family Myrtaceae.

References

Psiloxylon Wikipedia


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