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Niphaea oblonga


Taxonavigation: Lamiales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Gesneriaceae
Subfamilia: Gesnerioideae
Tribus: Gesnerieae
Subtribus: Gloxiniinae
Genus: Niphaea
Species: N. mexicana – N. oblonga – N. pumila



Niphaea Lindl., Edwards's Bot. Reg. 27 (Misc.): 80. (1841)

  • Type species: Niphaea oblonga Lindl., Edwards's Bot. Reg. 27(Misc.): 80. (1841)


  • Heterotypic
    • Meneghinia Vis.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Central America
      • Guatemala
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Central, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest

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



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Vernacular names

беларуская: Нифея
suomi: Vitikit
русский: Нифея
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