Prepusa (plant)

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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Gentianaceae
Tribe: Helieae
Genus: Prepusa

Prepusa is a genus of plants in the family Gentianaceae. There are five known species, all endemic to mountains in Brazil.[1][2]

It has been suggested that the name "prepusa" was derived from the Greek "πρεπουσα", which means "conspicuous", a references to the genus's unique flowers; another suggestion for its origin has been the Latin word "praeputium".[1]



  1. ^ a b "Morphology-based phylogeny and revision of Prepusa and Senaea (Gentianaceae: Helieae) — rare endemics from eastern Brazil". Kew Bulletin.
  2. ^ Hugh DeForrest Safford. "Brazilian Paramos I. an Introduction to the Physical Environment and Vegetation of the campos de altitude". Journal of Biogeography. Blackwell Publishing (Vol. 26, No. 4 (Jul., 1999)): 694–712. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2699.1999.00313.x. JSTOR 2656173.