Aspidosperma excelsum

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Wheel tree
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Aspidosperma
Species: A. excelsum
Binomial name
Aspidosperma excelsum
Benth.
Synonyms[1]
  • Macaglia excelsa (Benth.) Kuntze
  • Aspidosperma nitidum Benth. ex Müll.Arg.
  • Thyroma nitida (Benth. ex Müll.Arg.) Miers
  • Aspidosperma aquaticum Ducke
  • Aspidosperma marcgravianum Woodson

Aspidosperma excelsum (Wheel tree) is a tree in the Apocynaceae family. It is native to Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, Panama, and Costa Rica.[1][2][3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ "Taxon: Aspidosperma excelsum Benth.". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Area. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  3. ^ Morales, J.F. (2005). Estudios en las Apocynaceae Neotropicales XIX: La familia Apocynaceae s.str. (Apocynoideae, Rauvolfioideae) de Costa Rica. Darwiniana 43: 90-191.
  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. ^ Davidse, G. & al. (eds.) (2009). Flora Mesoamericana 4(1): 1-855. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F..