Ouret leucura

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Ouret leucura


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: Ouret
Species: Ouret leucura



Ouret leucura (Moq.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 544 (1891) (as Uretia)


  • Basionym
    • Aerva leucura Moq., in Candolle, Prodr. 13(2): 302 (1849)
      • Syntype: South Africa. Griqualand West: “at Griquatown [Griekwastad] in Leeuwenkuil Valley”, 14 Dec 1811, W.J. Burchell #1892. K K000243712; Isotypes: K000243713, P00487014 (fragment), PRE0385094-0.
  • Homotypic
    • Illecebrum leucurum hort. Berol. ex Moq. in Candolle, Prodr. 13(2): 302 (1849), nom. inval. in syn.
    • Aerva burchellii Moq., Prodr. 13(2): 302 (1849), nom. inval. in syn.
  • Heterotypic
    • Aerva ambigua Moq. in Candolle, Prodr. 13(2): 302 (1849)


Native distribution areas:
  • Africa
    • West-Central Tropical Africa
      • Burundi, Rwanda, Zaïre
    • East Tropical Africa
      • Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • South Tropical Africa
      • Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa
      • Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

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



Primary references


Additional references

  • Hammer, T.A., Zhong, X., Colas des Francs-Small, C., Nevill, P.G., Small, I.D. & Thiele, K.R. 2019. Resolving intergeneric relationships in the aervoid clade and the backbone of Ptilotus (Amaranthaceae): Evidence from whole plastid genomes and morphology. Taxon 68(2): 297–314. DOI: 10.1002/tax.12054 Reference page
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