Rosaceae tribe Neillieae

Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada 6: 164, 216. 1879.
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 347. Mentioned on page 21, 351.

Shrubs; unarmed. Leaves alternate, simple; stipules persistent or caducous, free; venation palmate. Flowers: perianth and androecium perigynous; epicalyx bractlets absent; hypanthium cup-shaped to campanulate; torus absent; carpels 1–5, basally connate (distinct when single), free, styles terminal, distinct; ovules 2–5[–10], marginal, pendulous, biseriate or clustered. Fruits solitary or aggregated follicles; styles persistent, not elongate.


North America, n Mexico, Asia, introduced in Europe.


Genera 2, species 21 (2 genera, 7 species in the flora).

The base chromosome number for Neillieae is x = 9. Cyanogenic glycosides are absent in Physocarpus; there are no data on Neillia.

Selected References


Lower Taxa


1 Inflorescences corymb- or umbel-like racemes; carpels 1–5; fruits usually aggregated follicles. Physocarpus
1 Inflorescences racemes or panicles to corymbs; carpel 1; fruits solitary follicles. Neillia