Ticodendron incognitum is the only species of Ticodendron, and the only member of the family Ticodendraceae. It is most closely related to the family Betulaceae.
It was discovered only in 1989 in Oaxaca, Mexico, having been overlooked previously due to its habitat in poorly-researched cloud forests and its very 'ordinary' appearance; further research showed its range extends south through Central America to Panama.
It is a tree 20-30 m tall superficially resembling an alder in appearance, with alternate, simple leaves 5-12 cm long with a serrated margin.
- Nelson (1998). Ticodendron incognitum. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 11 May 2006. Listed as Vulnerable (VU A1c v2.3)
The Family Ticodendraceae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Genus (1): Ticodendron
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 1 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in the Family Ticodendraceae.
Ticodendron incognitum is the only species of Ticodendron, and the only member of the family Ticodendraceae. It is most closely related to the family Betulaceae. [more]
More info about the Genus Ticodendron may be found here.
- Nelson (1998). Ticodendron incognitum. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 11 May 2006. Listed as Vulnerable (VU A1c v2.3)
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