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Thevetia ahouai


Taxonavigation: Gentianales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Rauvolfioideae
Tribus: Plumerieae
Subtribus: Thevetiinae
Genus: Thevetia
Species: T. ahouai – T. amazonica – T. bicornuta



Thevetia L., Opera Var. 212. (1758) nom. cons.

  • Type species: Thevetia ahouai (L.) DC., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 8: 345. (1844)


  • Heterotypic
    • Ahouai Mill., Gard. Dict. Abr. ed. 4. (1754) nom. rej.
    • Ahouai Tourn. ex Adans., Fam. Pl. 2: 171. 1763, nom. illeg. non Mill. (1754) orth. var.
    • Ahovai Boehmer in Ludwig, Def. Gen. Pl. 36. (1760) orth. var.
    • Plumeriopsis Rusby & Woodson, Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 24: 11. (1937)

Note: Generic circumscription is not settled, as Cascabela Raf. (1838) can often be found in synonymy (Endress et al., 2014 & Williams & Stutzman, 2008), but c.f. Alvarado-Cárdenas & Ochoterena (2007), Alvarado-Cárdenas et al. (2017) and Govaerts et al. (2017).



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