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Hoodia gordonii


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: Asclepiadoideae
Tribus: Ceropegieae
Subtribus: Stapeliinae
Genus: Hoodia
Species: H. alstonii – H. currorii – H. dregei – H. flava – H. gordonii – H. juttae – H. mossamedensis – H. officinalis – H. parviflora – H. pedicellata – H. pilifera – H. ruschii – H. triebneri


Hoodia Sweet ex Decne. in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 8: 664. (1844), nom. cons. prop.

  • Type species: Hoodia gordonii (Masson) Sweet ex Decne. in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 8: 665. (1844)


  • Heterotypic
    • Monothylaceum G.Don, Gen. Hist. 4: 116. (1837), not validly publ.
    • Scytanthus Hook., Hooker's Icon. Pl. 7: t. 605. (1844), non Skytanthus Meyen (1834).
    • Trichocaulon N.E.Br., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 17: 164. (1878)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Northern Africa
      • Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

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


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6. Scientific Data 8: 215.


Vernacular names[edit]

مصرى: هودیا
беларуская:  Ходии   suomi: Mehihattiot 日本語: フーディア русский: Худия svenska: Flugtallriksläktet 中文: 丽杯角属, 丽杯花属
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