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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Polygonaceae
Subfamily: Eriogonoideae
Genus: Triplaris
Loefl. ex L.

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Triplaris is a genus of plants in the family Polygonaceae. Ant tree is a common name for plants in this genus. [1]

The species are variously distributed in the Americas. Some species are used for lumber. They are dioecious pioneer species. [2]

Species and taxonomy

Species include: [3]

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  1. "Triplaris". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA . Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  2. Custodio, T.; Comtois, P.; Araujo, A. C. (2017). "Reproductive biology and pollination ecology of Triplaris gardneriana (Polygonaceae): A case of ambophily in the Brazilian Chaco". Plant Biology. 19 (4): 504–514. doi:10.1111/plb.12554. PMID   28145619.
  3. The Plant List: A Working List of all Plant Species. Version 1. Published on the Internet; (accessed 15 August 2012)