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Vesalea floribunda


Taxonavigation: Dipsacales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Dipsacales

Familia: Caprifoliaceae
Subfamilia: Linnaeoideae
Genus: Vesalea
Species: V. coriacea – V. floribunda – V. grandifolia – V. mexicana – V. occidentalis – V. subcoriacea



Vesalea M.Martens & Galeotti, Bull. Acad. Roy. Sci. Bruxelles 11(1): 242. (1844)

  • Type species: Vesalea floribunda M.Martens & Galeotti, Bull. Acad. Roy. Sci. Bruxelles 11 1(242). (1844)


  • Homotypic
    • Abelia group Vesalea (M. Martens & Galeotti) Zabel
    • Abelia sect. Vesalea (M. Martens & Galeotti) Fukuoka
    • Abelia subsect. Vesalea (M. Martens & Galeotti) Rehder

Note: This genus can be subsumed into an expanded Abelia on morphology, but is maintained as a segregate on the grounds of phylogeny and disjunct biogeography by Wang et al. (2015).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest

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



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