Pterolepis (Melastomataceae)

Pterolepis glomerata

Taxonavigation edit

Taxonavigation: Myrtales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Myrtales

Familia: Melastomataceae
Subfamilia: Melastomatoideae
Tribus: Melastomateae
Genus: Pterolepis
Species: P. alpestris – P. buraeavii – P. cataphracta – P. cearensis – P. glomerata – P. haplostemona – P. parnassiifolia – P. perpusilla – P. piatensis – P. picorondonica – P. polygonoides – P. repanda – P. riedeliana – P. rotundifolia – P. stenophylla – P. trichotoma

Name edit

Pterolepis (DC.) Miq., Comm. Phytogr. 72. (1840) nom. et typ. cons., non Schrader (1821)

  • Type species: Pterolepis parnassiifolia (DC.) Triana, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 28(1): 38. (1871)

Synonyms edit

  • Basionym
    • Osbeckia sect. Pterolepis DC., Prodr. 3: 140. (1828)
      • Type species: Osbeckia parnasifolia DC., 3: 140. (1828)


Distribution edit

Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Tropical America
      • Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is.
    • Introduced into:
      • Hawaii

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

References edit

=Primary references edit

Additional references edit

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

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Vernacular names edit

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