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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Acalyphoideae
Tribe: Bernardieae
Genus: Adenophaedra
Type species
Adenophaedra megaphylla
  • Bernardia Section Adenophaedra Mull.Arg. in Linnaea 34:172, 1865

Adenophaedra is a plant genus of the family Euphorbiaceae first described as a genus in 1874.[1][2] It is native to tropical regions of South America and Central America.[3][4]

  1. Adenophaedra cearensis Secco - Ceará
  2. Adenophaedra grandifolia (Klotzsch) Müll.Arg. - Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, NW Brazil
  3. Adenophaedra megaphylla (Mull.Arg.) Mull.Arg. - Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Suriname, E Brazil


  1. ^ a b Müller Argoviensis, Johannes. 1874. in Martius, Carl Friedrich Philipp von, Flora Brasiliensis 11(2): 385 in Latin
  2. ^ a b Tropicos
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families