Genus: Machilus Nees

Possible synonym of: Persea Mill.

Family: Lauraceae
Genus number: 15259
Last updated: 31-Jul-2018
Accession Count: 9 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
  • • non Machilus Desr. (1792) fide Kostermans 1990, but this was not validly published, as a generic description was not provided
  • • a proposal for conservation (nom. cons.) with a conserved type (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.9) has failed

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Barrie, F. R. 2011. Report of the General Committee: 11. Taxon 60:1212. Note: proposal not recommended, 'Machilus Rumph.' considered as not validly published
  2. Brummitt, R. K. 2010. Report of the Nomenclature Committee for Vascular Plants: 61. Taxon 59:1274, 1276. Note: proposal not recommended, as conservation not being necessary
  3. Chen, J.-Q. et al. 2009. Bayesian inference of nrDNA ITS sequences from Machilus (Lauraceae) and its systematic significance. Acta Bot. Yunnan. 31:117-126. Note: data place it apart from Persea
  4. Kostermans, A. J. G. H. 1990. Additional transfers of Asiatic Machilus sensu Nees, non Desrousseaux, to Persea Miller (Lauraceae). Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 77:545-548. Note: = Persea Mill.; also a later homonym of Machilus Desr. (1792)
  5. Rohwer, J. G. et al. 2009. Is Persea (Lauraceae) monophyletic? Evidence from nuclear ribosomal ITS sequences. Taxon 58:1153-1167. Note: molecular data support its acceptance
  6. Wei, F.-N. & S.-C. Tang. 2006. On the circumscription of Machilus and Persea (Lauraceae). Acta Phytotax. Sin. 44:437-442. Note: accepts
  7. Yang, Y. 2008. (1820) Proposal to conserve the name Machilus (Lauraceae) with a conserved type. Taxon 57:652-654.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 19 September 2019.