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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Marantaceae
Genus: Hypselodelphys
(K.Schum.) Milne-Redh.

Trachyphrynium sect. Hypselodelphys K. Schum.

Hypselodelphys is a group of plants in the Marantaceae described as a genus in 1950.[2][1] native to tropical Africa from Liberia to Uganda and south to Angola.[3][4] It contains 8 recognized species:

  1. Hypselodelphys hirsuta - Cameroon, Gabon, Eq Guinea
  2. Hypselodelphys lopei - Gabon
  3. Hypselodelphys poggeana - trop Africa from Liberia to Angola
  4. Hypselodelphys scandens - C Africa from Nigeria to Uganda + Angola
  5. Hypselodelphys triangularis - Liberia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo
  6. Hypselodelphys velutina - Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast
  7. Hypselodelphys violacea - trop Africa from Liberia to Angola
  8. Hypselodelphys zenkeriana - Cameroon, Gabon, Eq Guinea, Congo Rep, Zaire


  1. ^ a b Tropicos, Hypselodelphys (K.Schum.) Milne-Redh
  2. ^ Milne-Redhead, Edgar Wolston Bertram Handsley. 1950. Kew Bulletin 1950: 160
  3. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Hypselodelphys
  4. ^ Edgar Wolston Bertram Handsley Milne-Redhead. 1950. Kew. Bull. 1950: 160.