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Taxonavigation: Malpighiales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Malpighiales

Familia: Violaceae
Genus: Leonia
Species: L. crassa – L. cymosa – L. glycycarpa – L. occidentalis – L. racemosa – L. triandra


Leonia Ruiz & Pav., Fl. Peruv. [Ruiz & Pavon] 2: 69, t. 222. (1799)

  • Type species: Leonia glycycarpa Ruiz & Pav., Fl. Peruv. [Ruiz & Pavon] 2: 69. (1799)

Note: Gloeospermum, Mayanaea and Rinoreocarpus are subsumed into an expanded Leonia by Govaerts et al. (2020), but other sources have not followed this circumscription and so WS is taking a conservative view.


  • Heterotypic