Thespesia

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Thespesia
Starr 070124-3910 Thespesia populnea.jpg
Thespesia populnea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Malvoideae
Tribe: Gossypieae
Genus: Thespesia
Sol. ex Corrêa
Species

18 species, see text

Synonyms

Armourea Lewton
Armouria Lewton
Atkinsia R.A.Howard
Azanza Alef.
Maga Urb.
Montezuma DC.
Shantzia Lewton
Thespesiopsis Exell & Hillc.
Ulbrichia Urb.[1]

Thespesia is a genus of 18 flowering shrubs and trees in the Hibiscus family, Malvaceae, although within the family they are more closely related to cotton plants (Gossypium). The genus is distributed from the South Pacific through Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean.

Selected species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thespesia Sol. ex Corrêa". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2007-10-05. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  2. ^ "Thespesia beatensis (Urb.) Fryxell". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2000-04-28. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  3. ^ "Thespesia cubensis (Britton & P. Wilson) J. B. Hutch.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 1997-05-20. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  4. ^ "Thespesia danis Oliv.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 1997-05-20. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  5. ^ "Species Records of Thespesia". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 

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