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e United States, e Asia (China, Japan).
5 species (1 in the flora).
The morphologic nature of the two floral whorls appearing at the fruit apex has received various interpretations. R. K. F. Pilger (1935) referred to the outer whorl as bracts and suggested that they are prophylls from two aborted side flowers of a dichasium. A simpler explanation, followed here, is that the outer whorl represents sepals and the inner whorl petals (F. H. Smith and E. C. Smith 1943; J. P. Der and D. L. Nickrent 2008).
Buckleya is disjunct between eastern North America and Asia. Based on morphologic features such as the deciduous sepals, W. N. Carvell and W. H. Eshbaugh (1982) proposed that B. distichophylla is most closely related to B. graebneriana Diels of China, a hypothesis supported by the molecular phylogenetic analysis of Li J. H. et al. (2001).
|Author||Daniel L. Nickrent +|
|Distribution||e United States +, e Asia (China + and Japan). +|
|Etymology||For Samuel Botsford Buckley, 1809–1884, American botanist +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey +|
|Publication title||Amer. J. Sci. Arts +|
|Publication year||1843 +|
|Reference||carvell1982a + and li2001a +|
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|Taxon family||Thesiaceae +|
|Taxon name||Buckleya +|
|Taxon parent||Thesiaceae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 12 +|