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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Euphorbioideae
Tribe: Hippomaneae
Subtribe: Hippomaninae
Genus: Adenopeltis
Bertero ex A.Juss.
Binomial name
Adenopeltis serrata
(W.T.Aiton) I.M.Johnst.
  • Excoecaria serrata W.T.Aiton
  • Adenopeltis colliguaya Bertero ex A.Juss.
  • Excoecaria marginata Kunze ex Baill.
  • Stillingia glandulosa Dombey ex Baill.
  • Excoecaria colliguaya (Bertero ex A.Juss.) Baill.

Adenopeltis is a plant genus of the family Euphorbiaceae first described as a genus in 1832.[2][3] Its name comes from Greek and means "glandular shield". It contains only one known species, Adenopeltis serrata, endemic to the central part of the Republic of Chile in South America.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Jussieu, Adrien Henri Laurent de. 1832. Annales des Sciences Naturelles (Paris) 25: 24-27 descriptions in Latin, commentary in French
  3. ^ Tropicos, Adenopeltis Bertero ex A. Juss.
  4. ^ Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.