Generic delimitations among the Asian members of the Persea group, including the recently described genus Alseodaphnopsis, are discussed. These genera, with the exception of Alseodaphnopsis, are characterized by reproductive characters. A study of flowers of Alseodaphnopsis species found that Alseodaphnopsis species have unisexual flowers and that Alseodaphnopsis is better defined by its unisexual flowers than by vegetative characters. This is the first report of the presence of unisexual flowers in any member of the Persea group.

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Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants

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van der Werff, H. (2019). Alseodaphnopsis (Lauraceae) revisited. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 64(2), 186–189. doi:10.3767/blumea.2019.64.02.10