Logania albiflora, copyright John Tann.

Belongs within: Loganiaceae.

Logania is a genus of shrubs found in Australia and New Zealand.

Characters (from Black & Robertson 1965): Shrubs; leaves connected at base by a more or less distinct stipular line. Flowers small, in corymbose dichotomous or trichotomous axillary and terminal cymes, with two opposite bracts at each branching of peduncles, rarely clustered. Calyx 5-sect, usually purplish or blackish; corolla usually white, with five imbricate, rounded spreading lobes about as long as tube; stamens 5; ovary two-celled, with several ovules in each cell; style simple, with capitate or oblong stigma; capsule coriaceous, ovoid and contracted towards summit, dehiscing septicidally and loculicidally at summit, so that it appears to open by four teeth, the two carpels finally almost separating.

Logania Br. 1810 [Euloganieae] A61
    |--L. albiflora SK02
    |--L. campanulata GK00
    |--L. crassifolia BR65
    |    |--L. c. var. crassifolia BR65
    |    `--L. c. var. minor BR65
    |--L. depressa Hooker 1854 A61
    |--L. exilis G04
    |--L. flaviflora G04
    |--L. floribunda H87
    |--L. insularis BR65
    |--L. judithiana G04
    |--L. linifolia BR65
    |--L. nuda BR65
    |--L. ovata BR65
    |--L. perryana G04
    |--L. recurva [incl. L. longifolia var. subsessilis] BR65
    |--L. serpyllifolia GK00
    |--L. stenophylla BR65
    `--L. vaginalis BJ99 (see below for synonymy)

Logania vaginalis BJ99 [=Exacum vaginale Labillardière 1804 BR65; incl. L. latifolia BR65, L. longifolia Brown 1810 BR65]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[A61] Allan, H. H. 1961. Flora of New Zealand vol. 1. Indigenous Tracheophyta: Psilopsida, Lycopsida, Filicopsida, Gymnospermae, Dicotyledones. R. E. Owen, Government Printer: Wellington (New Zealand).

[BR65] Black, J. M., & E. L. Robertson. 1965. Flora of South Australia. Part IV. Oleaceae–Compositae. W. L. Hawes, Government Printer: Adelaide.

[BJ99] Bremer, B., R. K. Jansen, B. Oxelman, M. Backlund, H. Lantz & K.-J. Kim. 1999. More characters or more taxa for a robust phylogeny—case study from the coffee family (Rubiaceae). Systematic Biology 48 (3): 413–435.

[G04] Gibson, N. 2004. Flora and vegetation of the Eastern Goldfields Ranges: part 7. Middle and South Ironcap, Digger Rock and Hatter Hill. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 87 (2): 49–62.

[GK00] Gibson, N., & G. J. Keighery. 2000. Flora and vegetation of the Byenup-Muir reserve system, south-west Western Australia. CALMScience 3 (3): 323–402.

[H87] Haviland, E. 1887. Flowering seasons of Australian plants. No. I—List of plants indigenous in the neighbourhood of Sydney, flowering during July. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (4): 1049–1051.

[SK02] Struwe, L., J. W. Kadereit, J. Klackenberg, S. Nilsson, M. Thiv, K. B. von Hagen & V. A. Albert. 2002. Systematics, character evolution, and biogeography of Gentianaceae, including a new tribal and subtribal classification. In: Struwe, L., & V. A. Albert (eds) Gentianaceae: Systematics and Natural History pp. 21–309. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

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