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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Xyridaceae
Genus: Aratitiyopea
Steyerm. & P.E.Berry
A. lopezii
Binomial name
Aratitiyopea lopezii
  • Navia lopezii L.B.Sm.

Aratitiyopea is a monotypic genus of flowering plants, in the family Xyridaceae containing the single species Aratitiyopea lopezii. The genus was erected and described in 1984.[2] This species is native to northern South America (Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, and northwestern Brazil).[1][3][4]

There are two varieties of this species:[1]

  • Aratitiyopea lopezii var. colombiana (L.B.Sm.) Steyerm. & P.E.Berry - Colombia
  • Aratitiyopea lopezii var. lopezii - Venezuela, Peru, northwestern Brazil


  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Steyermark, Julian Alfred & Berry, Paul Edward. 1986. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana I. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 71(1): 297-340
  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.