Petitia (Lamiaceae)

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Taxonavigation: Lamiales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Viticoideae
Genus: Petitia
Species: P. domingensis



Petitia Jacq., Enum. Syst. Pl.: 1 (1760).


  • Heterotypic
    • Scleroon Benth. ex Lindl., Edwards's Bot. Reg. 29(Misc.): 65 (1843).
  • Note: Synonymy with Vitex proposed and combinations published, but there seems to be a problem with this combination preventing a transfer.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southeastern U.S.A.
      • Florida.
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Caribbean
      • Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico.

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



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