Thaumatococcus

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Thaumatococcus
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"Ewe eran" leaves (Thaumatococcus daniellii)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Marantaceae
Genus: Thaumatococcus
Benth.
Species


Thaumatococcus is a genus of tropical flowering plants in the arrowroot family, Marantaceae, thought for many years to contain a single species from western Africa: Thaumatococcus daniellii.[1] A second species, however, was described in 2012: Thaumatococcus flavus, native to Gabon in central Africa.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bentham, George & Hooker, Joseph Dalton. 1883. Genera Plantarum 3: 652, Thaumatococcus daniellii
  2. ^ Ley, Alexandra C. 2012. Adansonia, série 3, 34(1): 44, figs. 1, 6, Thaumatococcus flavus