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Spigelia marilandica redclay.jpg
Spigelia marilandica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Loganiaceae
Genus: Spigelia
Type species
Spigelia anthelmia

Spigelia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Loganiaceae. It contains around 60 species, distributed over the warmer parts of the Americas, from the latitude of Buenos Aires to the Southern United States.[1] It was named after Adriaan van den Spiegel (Adrianus Spigelius) by Carl Linnaeus in his 1753 Species Plantarum; the type species is Spigelia anthelmia.[2] Pinkroot is a common name for plants in this genus.[3]


The following species are recognised by The Plant List:[4]


  1. ^ Alex V. Popovkin, Katherine G. Mathews, José Carlos Mendes Santos, M. Carmen Molina & Lena Struwe (2011). "Spigelia genuflexa (Loganiaceae), a new geocarpic species from the Atlantic forest of northeastern Bahia, Brazil". PhytoKeys. 6: 47–65. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.6.1654. 
  2. ^ Nathaniel Lord Britton & Addison Brown (1896). "2. Spigèlia L. Sp. Pl. 149. 1753". An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 2. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. p. 730. Archived from the original on 1 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Spigelia". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Spigelia". The Plant List. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 

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