Cryptolepis (plant)

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Milk ropes
Cryptolepis buchananii (Indian sarsaparilla) W2 IMG 3219.jpg
Cryptolepis dubia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Periplocoideae,
Tribe: Cryptolepideae
Genus: Cryptolepis
R.Br., On Asclepiad. 58. 3 Apr 1810.
Type species
C. buchananii Roem. & Schult.
Species

See text

Synonyms
  • Cochlanthus Balf.f., Proc. Roy. Soc. Edinburgh 12: 78. 1883.
  • Curroria Planch. ex Benth.
  • Ectadiopsis Benth., in Bentham et J. D. Hooker, Gen. 2: 741. Mai 1876.
  • Lepistoma Blume, Fl. Javae (Praef.) vii. 5 Aug 1828.
  • Leposma Blume, Bijdr. 1049. Oct 1826-Nov 1827.
  • Mangenotia Pichon, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 101: 246. post 25 Jun 1954.
  • Mitolepis Balf.f., Proc. Roy. Soc. Edinburgh 12: 78. 1883.
  • Sacleuxia (possible synonym) Baill., Hist. Pl. 10: 265. Jul-Aug 1890.
  • Socotranthus Kuntze in Post et O. Kuntze, Lex. 523. Dec 1903.
  • Stomatostemma (possible synonym) N.E.Br. in Thiselton-Dyer, Fl. Trop. Africa 4(1): 252. Dec 1902.

Cryptolepis is a plant genus in the family Apocynaceae. It includes some 42 species.[1]

Selected species[edit]

Excluded or synonymous taxa[edit]

  • C. buchananii, a synonym for C. dubia (Burm.f.) M.R.Almeida
  • C. elegans, a synonym for C. sinensis (Lour.) Merr.
  • C. edithae, a synonym for C. sinensis (Lour.) Merr.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cryptolepis". The Plant List (2010). Version 1. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  • Farr, E. R. and Zijlstra, G. eds. (1996-) Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). 2009 Aug 24 [1].
  • Flora of China (2008). 'eFloras. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. 2009 Aug 21 [2].
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. [3] (25 August 2009)

External links[edit]

Media related to Cryptolepis at Wikimedia Commons
Data related to Cryptolepis at Wikispecies