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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Myrtales

Familia: Melastomataceae
Subfamilia: Melastomatoideae
Tribus: Marcetieae
Genus: Acanthella
Species: A. pulchra – A. sprucei
Source(s) of checklist:

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acanthella in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Nov 22. Reference page.

Name

Acanthella Hook.f., Gen. Pl. [Bentham & Hooker f.] 1(3): 748. (1867)

Type species: Acanthella sprucei Hook.f., Gen. Pl. [Bentham & Hooker f.] 1(3): 748. (1867)

References

Hooker, J.D. 1867. Genera Plantarum ad exemplaria imprimis in herbariis Kewensibus 1(3): 748.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acanthella in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Sept. 12. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Acanthella. Published online. Accessed: Sept. 12 2020.
Tropicos.org 2020. Acanthella. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Sept. 12.

Acanthella is a genus of two species of flowering plants in the family Melastomataceae. This genus is native to tropical South America.

Species

Acanthella pulchra Gleason. Venezuela
Acanthella sprucei Hook.f. Brazil

References

Groger A, Renner SS. 1997. Leaf anatomy and ecology of the Guayana endemics Acanthella sprucei and A. pulchra (Melastomataceae). BioLlania ed. especial no.6. 369-374 (1997)

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