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Bonnetia roraimae.jpg
Bonnetia roraimae, habitus
Bonnetia roraimae detail.jpg
B. roraimae, close-up
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Bonnetiaceae
Genus: Bonnetia
Mart. in Mart. & Zucc.
Synonyms [1]
  • Neblinaria Maguire
  • Neogleasonia Maguire
  • Acopanea Steyerm.

Bonnetia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Bonnetiaceae. Most of the roughly 30 species are shrubs. The remaining species, all trees, are among the dominant species in the forest vegetation on the tepui plateaus of northern South America, such as B. roraimae on the summit of Mount Roraima.[2]


Bonnetia contains the following species:[3]


  1. ^ A. L. Weitzman, K. Kubitzki & P. F. Stevens (2007). "Bonnetiaceae". In Klaus Kubitzki; C. Bayer; P.F. Stevens (eds.). Flowering Plants. Eudicots: Berberidopsidales, Buxales, Crossosomatales, Fabales p.p., Geraniales, Gunnerales, Myrtales p.p., Proteales, Saxifragales, Vitales, Zygophyllales, Clusiaceae Alliance, Passifloraceae Alliance, Dilleniaceae, Huaceae, Picramniaceae, Sabiaceae. The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants. 9. Springer. pp. 36–39. ISBN 9783540322191.
  2. ^ O. Huber & P. García (2011). "The Venezuelan Guayana region and the study areas: geo-ecological characteristics". In Joseph Alfred Zinck & Otto Huber (eds.). Peatlands of the Western Guayana Highlands, Venezuela: Properties and Paleogeographic Significance of Peats. Ecological Studies. 217. Springer. pp. 29–89. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-20138-7_3. ISBN 9783642201387.
  3. ^ "Bonnetia". The Plant List. Retrieved November 5, 2014.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Bonnetia at Wikimedia Commons