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Leptogonum Benth., Gen. Pl. 3(1): 103. 1880 sec. Brandbyge 19931
  • 1. Brandbyge, J. 1993: Polygonaceae, 531 – 544. – In: Kubitzki, K., Rohwer, J.G. & Bittrich, V. (ed.), The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants 2. – Berlin, Heidelberg & New York: Springer


Leptogonum is an interesting genus of small trees or shrubs, endemic to Hispaniola (Liogier 1983. In Burke & al. (2010), this genus was placed in the subfamily Eriogonoideae and recognized as its own subtribe Leptogoneae (Burke & Sanchez 2011), based on the lack of accrescent tepals in the fruit, the reduction to three stamens, and the leaves clustered at stem apices.A,B,C,D


A. Burke, J. M. & Sanchez, A. 2011: Revised subfamily classification for Polygonaceae, with a tribal classification for Eriogonoideae. – Brittonia 63: 510-520. http://doi.org/10.1007/s12228-011-9197-x
B. Burke, J. M., Sanchez, A., Kron, K. A. & Luckow, M. 2010: Placing the woody tropical genera of Polygonaceae: a hypothesis of character evolution and phylogeny. – American Journal of Botany 97: 1377–1390
C. Hernández-Ledesma, P., Berendsohn, W. G., Borsch, T., von Mering, S., Akhani, H., Arias, S., Castañeda-Noa, I., Eggli, U., Eriksson, R., Flores-Olvera, H., Fuentes-Bazán, S., Kadereit, G., Klak, C., Korotkova, N., Nyffeler, R., Ocampo, G. & Ochoterena, H. 2015: A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. – Willdenowia 45(3): 281-383. http://doi.org/10.3372/wi.45.45301
D. Liogier, H. A. 1983: Polygonaceae, pp. 31-61. – In: La Flora de La Española 2. – San Pedro de Macorís: Universidad Central del Este