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Kageneckia oblonga

Kageneckia oblonga

Nuclear eudicotyledons
Eurosiden I
Order : Rose-like (rosales)
Family : Rose family (Rosaceae)
Genre : Kageneckia
Scientific name
Ruiz & Pav.

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:


  • 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

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