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Penianthus longifolius


Taxonavigation: Ranunculales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Ordo: Ranunculales

Familia: Menispermaceae
Subfamilia: Chasmantheroideae
Tribus: Burasaieae
Genus: Penianthus

Overview of species


Accepted species


P. camerounensis – P. longifolius – P. zenkeri

Source(s) of checklist: 



Penianthus Miers, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 3, 13(74): 124. 1864.


  • Homotypic
    • Penianthus Miers, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 3, 20(117): 171(–172). 1867, isonym
  • Heterotypic
    • Heptacyclum Engl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26(3–4): 414(–415). 1899.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Western Africa
      • Cabinda, Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone
    • Regional: Central Africa
      • Central African Repu, Zaïre

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



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