Amborella (Amborella trichopoda)

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Amborella trichopoda flowers and leaves

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  • The most primitive living flowering plant is thought to be Amborella trichopoda
  • Amborella trichopoda is the only member of the family Amborellaceae
  • Amborella trichopoda can only be found in the wild in New Caledonia
  • Flowers of Amborella trichopoda are tiny, measuring just 4 - 8 mm
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Amborella fact file

Amborella description

KingdomPlantae
PhylumMagnoliophyta
ClassMagnoliopsida
OrderMagnoliales
FamilyAmborellaceae
GenusAmborella (1)

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Amborella status

Amborella trichopoda is not yet classified on the IUCN Red List.

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This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. If you are able to help please contact:
arkive@wildscreen.org.uk

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References

  1. GBIF (July, 2012)
    http://data.gbif.org
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Amborella trichopoda flowers and leaves  
Amborella trichopoda flowers and leaves

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Dr Scott Zona
arkive@wildscreen.org.uk

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