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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: Malpighiales

Familia: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamilia: Acalyphoideae
Tribus: Plukenetieae
Subtribus: Tragiinae
Genus: Acidoton
Species: A. haitiensis – A. lanceolatus – A. microphyllus – A. urens – A. variifolius
Name

Acidoton Sw., Prodr. Veg. Ind. Occ. 83. (1788), nom. cons. vs. Acidoton P.Browne, The Civil and Natural History of Jamaica 355. (1756), nom. rej.

Type species: Acidoton urens Sw., Prodr. Veg. Ind. Occ. 83 (1788)

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Durandeeldea Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 603. (1891)

References

Swartz, O. 1788. Nova Genera & Species Plantarum seu Prodromus descriptionum Vegetabilium, maximam partem incognitorum quae sub itinere in Indiam Occidentalem annis 1783-87 83.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Acidoton in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 May 1. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Acidoton. Published online. Accessed: May 1 2021.
Tropicos.org 2021. Acidoton. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 May 1.

Acidoton is a genus of plant of the family Euphorbiaceae first described as a genus in 1788.[2][3] It is native to the Greater Antilles, Central America, and tropical South America.[1][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Species[1]

Acidoton haitiensis Alain - Haiti
Acidoton lanceolatus Urb. & Ekman - Haiti
Acidoton microphyllus Urb. - Hispaniola
Acidoton nicaraguensis (Hemsl.) G.L.Webster - Central America, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, NW Brazil
Acidoton urens Sw. - Jamaica
Acidoton variifolius Urb. & Ekman - Hispaniola

Formerly included[1]

moved to other genera (Flueggea Jablonskia Margaritaria Meineckia Securinega )

A. acidothamnus - Flueggea acidoton
A. baillonianus - Margaritaria discoidea var. triplosphaera
A. buxifolius - Flueggea tinctoria
A. congestus - Jablonskia congesta
A. durissimus - Securinega durissima
A. ellipticus - Flueggea elliptica
A. flexuosus - Flueggea flexuosa
A. flueggeoides - Flueggea suffruticosa
A. griseus - Flueggea virosa
A. hilarianus - Meineckia neogranatensis subsp. hilariana
A. leucopyrus - Flueggea leucopyrus
A. obovatus - Flueggea virosa
A. phyllanthoides - Flueggea virosa
A. ramiflorus - Flueggea suffruticosa
A. schuechianus - Flueggea schuechiana
A. trichogynus - Meineckia trichogynis
A. virosus - Flueggea virosa

References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Swartz, Olof. 1788. Nova Genera et Species Plantarum seu Prodromus 6, 83 in Latin
Tropicos, genus Acidoton Sw.
Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Forzza, R. C. 2010. Lista de espécies Flora do Brasil "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-06. Retrieved 2015-08-20.. Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
Stevens, W. D., C. Ulloa Ulloa, A. Pool & O. M. Montiel. 2001. Flora de Nicaragua. Monographs in systematic botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 85: i–xlii,.
Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., R. D. C. Ortiz, R. Callejas Posada & M. Merello. (eds.) 2011. Fl. Antioquia: Cat. 2: 9–939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
González Ramírez, J. 2010. Euphorbiaceae. En: Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica. Vol. 5. B.E. Hammel, M.H. Grayum, C. Herrera & N. Zamora (eds.). Monographs in systematic botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 119: 290–394.
Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
Fuentes, A.F., Miranda, T., Araujo-Murakami, A., Cayola, L. Macia, M.J. & Jørgensen, P.M. (2009). Novedades florísticas de la región Madidi, La Paz, Bolivia. Revista de la Sociedad Boliviana de Botánica 4: 293-313.

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