Flora of the Southeastern United States
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SIMAROUBACEAE

Leitneria Chapman. Corkwood.

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As reinterpreted by Schrader & Graves (2011), a genus of 2 species, one with 2 subspecies, endemic to disjunct areas of se. North America. Yatskievych (2013) expressed skepticism that the three disjunct populations are reliably distinct based on the morphological characters presented by Schrader & Graves (2011); the combination of morphological characters, genetic differentiation, and disjunct isolation warrants taxonomic recognition of the three populations. Historically, the genus has sometimes been placed in its own family, Leitneriaceae.

Ref: Bogle (1997) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1997); Channell & Wood (1962); Clayton In Kubitzki (2011); Schrader & Graves (2011). Show full citations.

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