Larryleachia

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Larryleachia
Larryleachia sp.jpg
Larryleachia cactiformis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Genus: Larryleachia
Plowes
Synonyms

Leachia Plowes (non Cassini)

Larryleachia is a genus of stapeliad succulent flowering plants in the family Asclepiadaceae.

Species[1]
Taxonomy

Phylogenetic studies have shown the genus to be monophyletic, and most closely related to the Richtersveldtia and Notechidnopsis genera of stapeliads. Marginally more distantly related is a sister branch of related genera including Lavrania and Hoodia.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Albers and Meve, ed., Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Asclepiadaceae 176-178 (2004)
  2. ^ P. Bruyns, C. Klak, P. Hanacek: Evolution of the stapeliads (Apocynaceae-Asclepiadoideae) - repeated major radiation across Africa in an Old World group. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 2014. v. 77, no. 1, p. 251--263. ISSN 1055-7903.