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Chaetocarpus echinocarpus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Peraceae
Tribe: Chaetocarpeae
Genus: Chaetocarpus
Thwaites 1854, conserved name, not Schreb. 1789 (Sapotaceae)
Type species
Chaetocarpus pungens

Chaetocarpus is a plant genus of the family Peraceae, formerly Euphorbiaceae, first described as a genus in 1854.[2][3] Chaetocarpus species are trees or shrubs. There native to the Americas, Africa,[4] and Asia.[5][1] Some species are endangered.[6]

  1. Chaetocarpus acutifolius (Britton & P.Wilson) Borhidi - Sierra de Moa in Cuba
  2. Chaetocarpus africanus Pax - C Africa
  3. Chaetocarpus castanocarpus (Roxb.) Thwaites - SE Asia, Yunnan, Assam, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka
  4. Chaetocarpus cordifolius (Urb.) Borhidi - Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica
  5. Chaetocarpus coriaceus Thwaites - Sri Lanka
  6. Chaetocarpus cubensis Fawc. & Rendle - Cuba
  7. Chaetocarpus echinocarpus (Baill.) Ducke - Bolivia, Brazil
  8. Chaetocarpus ferrugineus Philcox - Sri Lanka
  9. Chaetocarpus gabonensis Breteler - Gabon
  10. Chaetocarpus globosus (Sw.) Fawc. & Rendle - Jamaica, Cuba, Dominican Rep.
  11. Chaetocarpus myrsinites Baill. - Bolivia, Brazil
  12. Chaetocarpus parvifolius Borhidi - Cuba
  13. Chaetocarpus pearcei Rusby - Bolivia
  14. Chaetocarpus pubescens (Thwaites) Hook.f. - Sri Lanka
  15. Chaetocarpus rabaraba Capuron - Madagascar
  16. Chaetocarpus schomburgkianus (Kuntze) Pax & K.Hoffm. - Colombia, Venezuela, 3 Guianas, NW Brazil
member of homonymic genus, synonym of Pouteria

Chaetocarpus pouteria J.F.Gmel, synonym of Pouteria guianensis Aubl. (Sapotaceae)


  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Thwaites, George Henry Kendrick. 1854. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany 6: 300-301, pl. 10a description in Latin, habitat info and commentary in English
  3. ^ Tropicos, genus Chaetocarpus
  4. ^ Breteler, F. J. (2002). Novitates Gabonenses 46. A new Chaetocarpus (Euphorbiaceae) from Gabon. Adansonia 24(2) 221-27.
  5. ^ Chaetocarpus. Flora of China.
  6. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Chaetocarpus pubescens. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. Downloaded on 8 May 2013.