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The Kageneckia are a plant kind from the family of the rose family (Rosaceae).
Kageneckia are unpriled shrubs or low trees . Its leaves are alternate, simple, pinnate and toothed on the edge, stipules are present.
Kageneckia are dioecious with attractive flowers . The male inflorescence is a cluster of umbrella or raceme , the female flowers are solitary.
The flower cup is bell- or inverted-cone-shaped, an outer calyx is missing. The petals are white to yellowish. The disc is wreath-shaped, with around fifteen stamens or staminodes on the wreath . The scars are widened and forked. The male flowers have small rudiments of pistils. The numerous ovules are in two horizontal rows.
The fruit is a follicle with numerous seeds winged at the tip.
The number of chromosomes is 2n = 34.
Kageneckia can be found in South America from Bolivia, Peru and Chile to Argentina.
The genus was first described in 1794 by Hipólito Ruiz López and José Antonio Pavon . It is classified in the tribe Pyreae, Supertribus Pyrodae of the subfamily Spiraeoideae . There are three types:
- Kageneckia angustifolia D.Don
- Kageneckia lanceolata Ruiz & Pav.
- Kageneckia oblonga Ruiz & Pav.
- C. Kalkman: Rosaceae. In: Klaus Kubitzki (Ed.): The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants - Volume VI - Flowering Plants - Dicotyledons - Celastrales, Oxalidales, Rosales, Cornales, Ericales. Springer-Verlag, Berlin 2004, pp. 354-355, ISBN 978-3-540-06512-8