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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Celastrales

Familia: Celastraceae
Genus: Acanthothamnus
Species: A. aphyllus
Name

Acanthothamnus Brandegee, Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. 3: 383. (1909)

monotypic taxon

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Scandivepres Loes., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 8: 292. (1910)

Distribution
Native distribution areas:

Northern America
Mexico
Mexico Central, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southwest

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
References

Brandegee, T.S. 1909. University of California Publications in Botany 3: 383.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Acanthothamnus in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Oct. 1. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2019. Acanthothamnus. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Oct. 1. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acanthothamnus. Published online. Accessed: Oct. 1 2019.
Tropicos.org 2019. Acanthothamnus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 1 Oct. 2019.Acanthothamnus is a monotypic genus in the family Celastraceae which contains only the species Acanthothamnus aphyllus. The genus is sometimes known by the unaccepted synonym Scandivepres and its natural range spans central Mexico.[1][2]
Taxonomy

Acanthothamnus is most closely related to the genera Brexia and Canotia.[3]
References

"Acanthothamnus Brandegee | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 2020-09-23.
"Taxonomy browser (Acanthothamnus)". www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Retrieved 2020-09-23.
TOBE, HIROSHI; RAVEN, PETER H. (1993). "Embryology of Acanthothamnus, Brexia and Canotia (Celastrales): a comparison". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 112 (1): 17–32. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.1993.tb00304.x. ISSN 0024-4074.

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