Arachnothryx hispidula

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Taxonavigation: Gentianales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Rubiaceae
Subfamilia: Cinchonoideae
Tribus: Guettardeae
Genus: Arachnothryx
Species: Arachnothryx hispidula


Arachnothryx hispidula Griseb., Fl. Brit. W.I.: 325 (1861), as 'A. hispidulus'

  • Typus: "Cr." s.n. (in flower).
    • Note: K herbarium holds Crueper 1045 (K000174003(GBIF, JSTOR)), with 'Maraccas Waterfall' but lacking type annotation. Steyermark (1967) claims NY herbarium holds an isotype collected in the same locality on 10 November 1845 but lacking collector indication (cf. NY00130851(GBIF, JSTOR), 'isotype', as J.H. Hart 678, seen by Steyermark in 1964).
  • Type locality: [Trinidad and Tobago.] Trinidad: Maraccas waterfall.


  • Homotypic
    • Rondeletia hispidula (Griseb.) K.Schum., Nat. Pflanzenfam. [Engler & Prantl] 4, Abt. 4: 35 (1891); not accepted by Steyermark (1967) [cited as Arachnothryx hispidula]


Native distribution areas:

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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