Turpinia is a genus of trees and shrubs in family Staphyleaceae, native to Asia and North, Central, and South America.[1] Species include:[2]

  • Turpinia affinis
  • Turpinia arguta
  • Turpinia cochinchinensis
  • Turpinia formosana
  • Turpinia indochinensis
  • Turpinia insignis
  • Turpinia macrosperma
  • Turpinia malabarica
  • Turpinia megaphylla
  • Turpinia montana
  • Turpinia occidentalis
  • Turpinia ovalifolia
  • Turpinia parvifoliola
  • Turpinia robusta
  • Turpinia simplicifolia
  • Turpinia sphaerocarpa
  • Turpinia ternata
  • Turpinia tricornuta

Turpinia malabarica
Scientific classification

Fossil record

One fossil seed of †Turpinia ettingshausenii from the early Miocene has been found in the Czech part of the Zittau Basin.[3]


  1. De-Zhu Li; Jie Cai & Jun Wen. "Turpinia". Flora of China. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
  2. "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved 30 January 2014.
  3. Acta Palaeobotanica - 43(1): 9-49, January 2003 - Early Miocene carpological material from the Czech part of the Zittau Basin - Vasilis Teodoridis

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