Amasonia

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Amasonia
Amasonia hirta - Herbário Ezechias Paulo Heringer - DSC09781.JPG
Amasonia hirta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Subfamily: Teucrioideae
Genus: Amasonia
Synonyms[1]
  • Taligalea Aubl.
  • Diphystema Neck.

Amasonia is a genus of plants in the Lamiaceae family, native to South America and to the island of Trinidad.[1][2][3][4][5]

They are shrubs, subshrubs, or perennial herbs. Leaves usually alternate, bracts are brightly colored (red, purple, or yellow), and the sepals are bright red or purple.[6][7]

Species[edit]

Species include:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Amasonia L. f., Suppl. Pl. 48: 294 (1782), nom. cons; Moldenke, Feddes Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 46: 193-228 (1939).
  3. ^ Berry, P.E., Yatskievych, K. & Holst, B.K. (eds.) (2005). Rutaceae-Zygophyllaceae. Flora of the Venenzuela Guayana 9: 1-608. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis.
  4. ^ Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  5. ^ Rodrigues Furtado, M.N., de Souza Secco, R. & Sousa Rocha, A.E. (2012). Sinopse das espécies de Lamiales Bromhead ocorrentes nas restingas do estado do Pará, Brasil. Hoehnea 39: 529-547.
  6. ^ Forzza, R. C. 2010. Lista de espécies Flora do Brasil "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-06. Retrieved 2015-08-20. . Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
  7. ^ Silva dos Santos, J. & al. (2012). Levantamento das espécies de Amasonia (Lamiaceae) para o Brasil. Rodriguésia; Revista do Instituto de Biologia Vegetal, Jardim Botânico e Estaçao Biologica do Itatiaya 63: 1101-1116.

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