Romanoa tamnoides

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Acalyphoideae
Tribe: Plukenetieae
Subtribe: Plukenetiinae
Genus: Romanoa, conserved name
Species: R. tamnoides
Binomial name
Romanoa tamnoides
(A. Juss.) Radcl.-Sm.
  • Anabaena A.Juss. 1824, rejected name, not Bory ex Bornet & Flahault 1888 (cyanobacterium)[1]
    • Anabaena tamnoides A. Juss.
  • Anabaenella Pax & K.Hoffm. 1919
    • Anabaenella tamnoides (A. Juss.) Pax & K. Hoffm.
  • Sajorium tamnoides (A.Juss.) Baill.
  • Plukenetia tamnoides (A.Juss.) Müll.Arg.
  • Plukenetia sinuata Ule
  • Anabaenella tamnoides var. sinuata (Ule) Pax & K.Hoffm
  • Croton scandens Vell.
  • Plukenetia occidentalis Leandro ex Baill.

Romanoa tamnoides is a species of plant of the family Euphorbiaceae. It is the sole species in the monotypic genus Romanoa, first described in 1824.[3][4][5] It is native to Brazil and Paraguay.[2][6][7]


The genus name Romanoa is also used for a fungus.


  1. ^ a b Tropicos, search for genus Anabaena
  2. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Jussieu, Adrien Henri Laurent de. 1824. De Euphorbiacearum Generibus Medicisque earumdem viribus tentamen, tabulis aeneis 18 illustratum 46
  4. ^ Trevisan de Saint-Léon, Vittore Benedetto Antonio. 1848. Saggio di una Monografia delle Alghe Coccotalle 99
  5. ^ Tropicos, genus Romanoa
  6. ^ Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  7. ^ Forzza, R. C. 2010. Lista de espécies Flora do Brasil Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro