Taxonavigation: Ranunculales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Ordo: Ranunculales

Familia: Menispermaceae
Subfamilia: Chasmantheroideae
Tribus: Burasaieae
Genus: Penianthus


Penianthus Miers, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 3, 13(74): 124. 1864.


  • Homotypic
    • Penianthus Miers, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 3, 20(117): 171(–172). 1867, isonym
  • Heterotypic
    • Heptacyclum Engl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26(3–4): 414(–415). 1899.

Overview of speciesEdit

Accepted speciesEdit

P. camerounensis – P. longifolius – P. patulinervis – P. zenkeri

Source(s) of checklist: 
List based on accepted species according to African Plant Database as well as to Dekker (1983) – see references.

Names in synonymyEdit

Heptacyclum zenkeri – Penianthus fruticosus – P. gossweileri – P. klaineanus


  • 2017. Penianthus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 05 February 2017.
  • African Plants Database (version 3.4.0). Penianthus. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève and South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. Accessed: 05 February 2017.