Aextoxicon punctatum, the sole species of genus Aextoxicon and family Aextoxicaceae, is a tree native to southern Chile and Argentina.
Commonly known as the olivillo or aceitunillo, it is a large evergreen tree endemic to the forests of the Valdivian temperate rain forests and Magellanic subpolar forests of southern Chile's Pacific coast, where it forms a canopy tree in the broadleaf forests. It can reach 15 m tall
The APG system (1998) and the APG II system (2003) left the family Aextoxicaceae unplaced in the core eudicots. The genus was formerly often included in the family Euphorbiaceae.
Aextoxicon punctatum in Encyclopedia of the Chilean Flora
Aextoxicon punctatum in Chilebosque
Aextoxicon punctatum in Chileflora
Aextoxicaceae in L. Watson and M.J. Dallwitz (1992 onwards). The families of flowering plants
Hansen & Rahn: Aextoxicaceae
NCBI Taxonomy Browser: Aextoxicaceae
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