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Asteranthos brasiliensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Lecythidaceae
Genus: Asteranthos
Species: A. brasiliensis
Binomial name
Asteranthos brasiliensis
  • Asteranthus Spreng.

Asteranthos is a genus of woody plant in the Lecythidaceae family. There is only one known species, Asteranthos brasiliensis, native to Venezuela and Brazil.[1][2][3][4][5]

Asteranthos brasiliensis is listed as having "near threatened" status.[6]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Prance, G.T. & Mori, S.A. (1979). Lecythidaceae. Flora Neotropica, Monograph 21
  3. ^ Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  4. ^ Forzza, R. C. 2010. Lista de espécies Flora do Brasil[permanent dead link] Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
  5. ^ Mori, S.A. & G. T. Prance. 1990. Lecythidaceae–Part II. The zygomorphic–flowered New World genera (Couroupita, Corythophora, Bertholletia, Couratari, Eschweilera, & Lecythis). Flora Neotropica, Monograph 21(2): 1–376
  6. ^ Pires O'Brien, J. 1998. Asteranthos brasiliensis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 18 July 2007.