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Rhynchotheca spinosa


Taxonavigation: Geraniales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Geraniales

Familia: Francoaceae
Genus: Rhynchotheca
Species: R. spinosa


Rhynchotheca Ruiz & Pav. Prodr. Pl. Cap. 82. (1794)

Note: The references below place this genus in three different families; Geraniaceae Govaerts et a. (2023), Francoaceae Tropicos (2023) and syn.Vivianiaceae Hassler (2023). Also see Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2016) cf. Marcussen & Meseguer (2017)


  • Aulacostigma Turcz., Bull. Soc. Nat. Mosc. 20: I. 149 (1847)
  • Rhyncothelia Pers., Syn. 2: 92 (1807)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental:Southern America
    • Regional: Western South America
      • Ecuador, Peru

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


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