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Taxonavigation: Myrtales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Myrtales

Familia: Melastomataceae
Subfamilia: Melastomatoideae
Tribus: Melastomeae
Genus: Chaetolepis


Chaetolepis (DC.) Miq., Comm. Phytogr. 2: 72. 1840.


  • Basionym
    • Osbeckia sect. Chaetolepis DC., Prodr. 3: (139–)140. 1828. (as Chætolepis)

Overview of species[edit]

Accepted species[edit]

Ch. alpina – Ch. anisandra – Ch. cufodontisii – Ch. gentianoides – Ch. lindeniana – Ch. loricarella – Ch. microphylla – Ch. perijensis – Ch. phelpsiae – Ch. santamartensis – Ch. sessilis

Source(s) of checklist:
List based on accepted species according to Grimm & Almeda (2013), as well as to checklists from Mesoamerica, Colombia, and the Guiana Shield – see references.

Names in synonymy[edit]

Ch. alpestris – Ch. brevistrigillosa – Ch. citrina – Ch. cubensis – Ch. ericoides – Ch. grisebachii – Ch. nana – Ch. saturejoides – Ch. thymifolia

Unresolved names[edit]

Ch. heterophylla

Source(s) of checklist:
List of unresolved names based on all names from IPNI that are not confirmed either as correct names of accepted species or as synonyms.


Native distribution areas:

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


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