Gomphocarpus cancellatus

Gomphocarpus cancellatus


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: Asclepiadeae
Subtribus: Asclepiadinae
Genus: Gomphocarpus
Species: Gomphocarpus cancellatus


Gomphocarpus cancellatus (Burm.f.) Bruyns, 1995


  • Basionym
    • Asclepias cancellata Burm.f., Fl. Indica, Prodr. Fl. Cap.: 7 (1768)
  • Heterotypic
    • Asclepias rotundifolia Mill., Gard. Dict. ed. 8: n.º 15 (1768)
    • Asclepias arborescens L., Mant. Pl. 2: 216 (1771)
    • Asclepias pubescens L., Mant. Pl. 2: 215 (1771)
    • Asclepias arborea Salisb., Prodr. Stirp. Chap. Allerton: 150 (1796), nom. illeg.
    • Gomphocarpus arborescens (L.) W.T.Aiton, Hortus Kew. 2: 79 (1811)
    • Asclepias crassifolia L. ex Decne. in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 8: 572 (1844)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • South Africa (N-Cape Prov., W-Cape Prov., E-Cape Prov.), Namibia

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


  • Bruyns, P.V. 1995. Bothalia. A Record of Contributions from the National Herbarium, Union of South Africa. Pretoria 25: 165.


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