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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.

External links

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

CSDL: Aextoxicaceae

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