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Paxistima Rafinesque. Subfamily: Celastroideae. Mountain-lover.

A genus of 2 species, rhizomatous shrubs, of temperate North America. The only other species in the genus is P. myrsinites (Pursh) Rafinesque of the Western Cordillera; its two subspecies are ssp. myrsinites, ranging from BC and AB south to AZ and NM, and ssp. mexicana Navaro & Blackwell of mountainous Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas). For discussion of the long confusion and controversy over the appropriate spelling of the genus, see Navaro & Blackwell (1990) and Uttal (1986). The first validly published spelling of the name was "Paxistima," and this spelling should be retained.

Ref: Ma (2016d) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2016); Navaro & Blackwell (1990); Simmons In Kubitzki et al. (2004); Simmons, Lombardi, & Biral (2023); Uttal (1986a). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Paxistima canbyi | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Paxistima canbyi | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Paxistima canbyi | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Paxistima canbyi | Original Image ⭷
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