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Himatanthus bracteatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Himatanthus
Willd. ex Schult.

Himatanthus is a genus of flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae, first described as a genus in 1819. It is native to Panama and South America.[1][2][3][4]

  1. Himatanthus articulatus (Vahl) Woodson - widespread from Panama east to French Guiana and south to Bolivia
  2. Himatanthus attenuatus (Benth.) Woodson - Venezuela, Colombia, N Brazil
  3. Himatanthus bracteatus (A.DC.) Woodson - Venezuela, Colombia, Guianas, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador
  4. Himatanthus drasticus (Mart.) Plumel - Guianas, Brazil
  5. Himatanthus lancifolius (Müll.Arg.) Woodson
  6. Himatanthus obovatus (Müll.Arg.) Woodson - Brazil, Bolivia, Guyana
  7. Himatanthus phagedaenicus (Mart.) Woodson - S Venezuela, NW Brazil
  8. Himatanthus semilunatus Markgr. - Amazon Basin
  9. Himatanthus stenophyllus Plumel - Colombia, NW Brazil, Guyana, Suriname
  10. Himatanthus tarapotensis (K.Schum. ex Markgr.) Plumel - Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador


  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Spina, A.P., Bittrich, V. & Kinoshita, L.S. (2013). Typifications, new synonyms and a new combination in Himatanthus (Apocynaceae). Taxon 62: 1304-1307.
  3. ^ Morokawa, R. & al. (2013). Apocynaceae s. str. do Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais, Brasil. Rodriguésia; Revista do Instituto de Biologia Vegetal, Jardim Botânico e Estaçao Biologica do Itatiaya 64: 179-199.
  4. ^ Walderley, M.G.L., Shepherd, G.J., Melhem, T.S. & Giulietti, A.M. (eds.) (2005). Flora Fanerogâmica do Estado de São Paulo 4: 1-392. Instituto de Botânica, São Paulo.
  5. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved May 19, 2014.