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Taxonavigation: Asterales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids II
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Cichorioideae
Tribus: Vernonieae
Subtribus: Centrapalinae
Genus: Bechium
Species: B. foliosum – B. nudicaule – B. rhodolepis – B. rubricaule – B. scapiforme


Bechium DC., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 5: 70. (1836)

  • Type species: Bechium rubricaule DC. Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 5: 70. (1836)

Note: Catalogue of the Plants of Madagascar (2017) still subsume this genus into synonymy with Vernonia Schreb. s.l. and Hassler (2017) has only a partial circumscription based upon Robinson (1999).


  • Homotypic


  • Candolle, 1836. Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis ... (DC.) 5: 70.
  • Hassler, M. 2017. Bechium. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World (2019). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi, J., Penev L., eds. 2017. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Dec. 16.
  • International Plant Names Index. Dec. 16. Bechium. Published online. Accessed {{{3}}} Dec. 16.
  • Robison, H.E. 1999. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 112(1): 227.
  • Bechium in Catalogue of the Plants of Madagascar. Accessed 2017 Dec. 16. Last updated 2009.