Chamissoa acuminata

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Chamissoa acuminata (fig.2)


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Amaranthaceae s.l.
Cladus: Amaranthaceae s.str.
Subfamilia: Amaranthoideae
Genus: Chamissoa
Species: Chamissoa acuminata

Varietates: C. a. var. acuminata – C. a. var. swansonii


Chamissoa acuminata Mart., Nova Acta Phys.-Med. Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. Nat. Cur. 13: 286. (1826)

  • Type locality: Brazil: Minas Gerais: near Sebastianopolis. Provinciae Sebastianop. In sylvis aeternis prope Taguahy.
  • Lectotype: (designated by Sohmer, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 104: 121. 1977): April, Martius #s.n., #Obs. 312. M M0241357.


  • Homotypic
    • Kokera acuminata (Mart.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 543. (1891)
  • Heterotypic (ref. Govaerts 2019, Hassler 2019)
    • Chamissoa blanchetii Moq., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 13(2): 251. (1849), [also "blanchetti", orth. var.]
    • Kokera blanchetii (Moq.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 543. (1891), [also "blanchetti", orth. var.]


Native distribution areas:
  • Southern America
    • Western South America
      • ?Colombia
    • Brazil
      • Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast
    • Southern South America
      • Argentina Northeast, Paraguay

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


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