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Flueggea leucopyrus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Tribe: Phyllantheae
Subtribe: Flueggeinae
Genus: Flueggea
  • Flueggea capillipes
  • Flueggea flexuosa
  • Flueggea leucopyrus
  • Flueggea microcarpa
  • Flueggea neowawraea - mehamehame
  • Flueggea nicrocarpa
  • Flueggea sinensis
  • Flueggea spicata
  • Flueggea suffruticosa - hitotsuba hagi
  • Flueggea tinctoria - tamujo
  • Flueggea ussuriensis
  • Flueggea virosa - simpleleaf bushweed, snowberry
  • Flueggea wallichiana
  • Flueggea xerocarpa
  • etc.

Bushweeds (genus Flueggea) are a taxon of plants in the family Phyllanthaceae, comprising several much-ramified shrubs distributed throughout the Eastern Hemisphere's tropical zones. The genus is named after John Fluegge, a German cryptogamic botanist.

Members of this genus all have entire ovate leaves and minute green flowers that form at leaves' axiles in the form of fascicles or cymes. The fruits are berries, of the size of peas.

Members of the genus were formerly labeled under the genus Securinega.


The genus Fluggea is also known under several names:

  • Bessera Spreng.
  • Colmeiroa Reut.
  • Geblera Fisch. & C.A.Mey.
  • Neowawraea Rock
  • Pleiostemon Sond.
  • Villanova Pourr. ex Cutanda, nom. inval.
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Bushweed". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
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