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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Subfamily: Myrtoideae
Tribe: Chamelaucieae
Genus: Pileanthus

Pileanthus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Myrtaceae, endemic to Western Australia. Collectively referred to by the common name coppercups, the eight currently recognised species are:

  • Pileanthus aurantiacus
  • Pileanthus bellus
  • Pileanthus filifolius Meisn. Summer coppercups
  • Pileanthus limacis Labill. Coastal coppercups
  • Pileanthus peduncularis Endl. Coppercups
  • Pileanthus rubronitidus
  • Pileanthus septentrionalis
  • Pileanthus vernicosus F.Muell.
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