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Hybanthus enneaspermus in Talakona forest, AP W IMG 8537.jpg
Hybanthus enneaspermus at Talakona forest, in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh, India.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Violaceae
Subfamily: Violoideae
Tribe: Violeae
Genus: Hybanthus

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Hybanthus (greenviolet)[1] is a genus of the family Violaceae. This genus name is Greek for "humpback flower", referring to the drooping pedicels of plants that are part of this genus. The genus is grossly polyphyletic and may contain up to nine different genera, of which Pombalia Vand., Cubelium Raf. and Pigea DC. have been previously recognised.[2]


Hybanthus contains the following species:


  1. ^ "Hybanthus". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  2. ^ G. A. Wahlert, T. Marcussen, J. Paula-Souza, Min Feng, and H. E. Ballard, Jr. A Phylogeny of the Violaceae (Malpighiales) Inferred from Plastid DNA Sequences: Implications for Generic Diversity and Intrafamilial Classification. Systematic Botany 39. 1. 239-252. 2014
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Hybanthus". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2008-10-02. 

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