Echites

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Gentianales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Apocynoideae
Tribus: Echiteae
Subtribus: Echitinae
Genus: Echites
Species: E. agglutinatus – E. asperoglottis – E. brevipedunculatus – E. cajalbanicus – E. candelarianus – E. darienensis – E. panduratus – E. puntarenensis – E. speciosissimus – E. turbinatus – E. tuxtlensis – E. umbellatus – E. woodsonianus – E. yucutanensis

Name[edit]

Echites P.Browne Civ. Nat. Hist. Jamaica 182. 1756.

  • Type species: Echites umbellatus Jacq. Enum. Syst. Pl. 13. 1760, as "umbellata"
  • Lectotype: Tabernaemontana echites L., vide Britton et Millspaugh (1920)

Notes: Melbourne Code Art. 62.4: Generic names ending -ites are treated as masculine, irrespective of the gender assigned to them by the original author.

Synonyms[edit]

Distribution[edit]

Native distribution areas:
  • Northern America
    • Southeastern U.S.A.
      • Florida.
    • Mexico
      • Mexico Central, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southwest, Mexico Southeast.
  • Southern America
    • Central America
      • Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama.
    • Caribbean
      • Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Southwest Caribbean, Turks-Caicos Islands.

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

References[edit]

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Devils potato
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