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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Acalyphoideae
Tribe: Sphyranthereae
Genus: Sphyranthera
Hook. f.

Sphyranthera is a plant genus of the family Euphorbiaceae and the only genus of its tribe (Sphyranthereae). It was first described in 1887.[1][2] The entire genus is endemic to the Andaman & Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal, politically part of India but geographically closer to Myanmar.

  1. Sphyranthera airyshawii Chakrab. & Vasudeva Rao - N Andaman Islands
  2. Sphyranthera lutescens (Kurz) Pax & K.Hoffm. - N Nicobar Islands + C Andaman Islands


  1. ^ Hooker, Joseph Dalton. 1887. Hooker's Icones Plantarum 18: plate 1702 description in Latin, commentary in English, illustrated with full-page line drawing
  2. ^ Tropicos, Sphyranthera Hook. f.