Asclepias eminens

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Asclepias eminens


Taxonavigation: Gentianales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Asclepiadoideae
Tribus: Asclepiadeae
Subtribus: Asclepiadinae
Genus: Asclepias
Species: Asclepias eminens


Asclepias eminens (Harv.) Schltr., J. Bot. 34: 453 (1896).


  • Basionym
    • Gomphocarpus eminens Harv., Thes. Cap. 2: 60 (1863).
  • Homotypic
    • Stenostelma eminens (Harv.) Bullock, Kew Bull. 8: 342 (1953).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: South Tropical Africa
      • Zimbabwe
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • Lesotho, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Swaziland, Northern Provinces (Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Northern Province, North-West Province)

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



Vernacular names[edit]

English: large turret-flower
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