Oxypetalum macrolepis

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Oxypetalum macrolepis


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: Asclepiadoideae
Tribus: Asclepiadeae
Subtribus: Oxypetalinae
Genus: Oxypetalum
Species: Oxypetalum macrolepis


Oxypetalum macrolepis (Hook. & Arn.) Decne. in A.P.de Candolle, 1844


  • Basionym
    • Tweedia macrolepis Hook. & Arn., J. Bot. (Hooker) 1: 291 (1835).
  • Homotypic
    • Gothofreda macrolepis (Hook. & Arn.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 420 (1891).
  • Heterotypic
    • Oxypetalum macrolepis var. pilosum Malme, Bih. Kongl. Svenska Vetensk.-Akad. Handl. 27(3; 8): 15 (1901).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional:Southern South America
      • Argentina (Chaco, Corrientes, Misiones, Santa Fe), S-Brazil (Parana, Rio Grande do Sul), Paraguay (Central, Cordillera, Misiones, San Pedro), Uruguay (Canelones, Rocha, Treinta y Tres)

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



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