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Taxonavigation: Asterales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Vernonioideae
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 In: Roskovh, 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 online. Accessed: 2017 Dec. 16. Reference page
  • 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.