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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: Aciotis
Name

Aciotis D.Don, Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc. 4(2): 283, 300(–301). 1823.

Type species: Aciotis discolor D.Don, Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc. 4(2): 301. 1823.

Synonymy

Homotypic
Aciotis sect. Euaciotis Krasser, Nat. Pflanzenfam. [Engl. & Prantl] III. 7: 150. 1893.

Heterotypic
Spennera Mart. ex DC., Prodr. 3: 115. 1828.
Aciotis sect. Spennera (Mart. ex DC.) Krasser, Nat. Pflanzenfam. [Engl. & Prantl] III. 7: 150. 1893.

Overview of species
Accepted species

A. acuminifolia – A. annua – A. circaeifolia – A. ferreirana – A. indecora – A. olivieriana – A. ornata – A. paludosa – A. polystachya – A. purpurascens – A. rubricaulis – A. viscida – A. wurdackiana
Source(s) of checklist:
List based on accepted species according to Freire-Fierro (2002), as well as to Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil – see references.
Names in synonymy

Aciotis acutiflora – A. aequatorialis – A. alata – A. amazonica – A. anomala – A. aquatica – A. aristata – A. aristellata – A. asplundii – A. brachybotrya – A. caulialata – A. circaeoides – A. dichotoma – A. discolor – A. dysophylla – A. ferruginea – A. fragilis – A. herbacea – A. latifolia – A. laxa – A. levyana – A. longifolia – A. martiana – A. martinicensis – A. pellucida – A. rostellata – A. sieberi – A. sileniflora – A. sphaeranthera – A. spiritusanctensis – A. trinitensis – A. uliginosa – A. viscosa – Spennera acuminifolia – S. acutiflora – S. alata – S. annua – S. anomala – S. appendicularioides – S. aquatica – S. asphalti – S. brachybotrya – S. caulialata – S. chaetodon – S. chaetodonta – S. circaeifolia – S. circaeoides – S. dichotoma – S. dysophylla – S. ferruginea – S. fragilis – S. glandulosa – S. grandifolia – S. hydrophila – S. indecora – S. kappleriana – S. lancifolia – S. latifolia – S. laxa – S. longifolia – S. martinicensis – S. ornata – S. paludosa – S. panicularis – S. parviflora – S. pellucida – S. polystachya – S. quintuplinervia – S. rostellata – S. rubricaulis – S. sieberi – S. sileniflora – S. sphaeranthera – S. tetraptera – S. uliginosa – S. viscida – S. viscosa
Unresolved names

Aciotis cordata – A. pendulifolia – Spennera pendulifolia
Source(s) of checklist:
List of unresolved names based on all names from IPNI that are not confirmed either as correct names of accepted species or as synonyms.
References
Primary references

De Candolle, A.P. 1828. Ordo LXXVI. Melastomaceae. Pp. 99–202 in Prodromus systematis naturalis regni vegetabilis, sive enumeratio contracta ordinum, generum, specierumque plantarum huc usque cognitarum, juxta methodi naturalis normas digesta, Pars 3, Sistens Calyciflorarum ordines XXVI. Treuttel et Würtz, Parisiis [Paris]. BHL Reference page.

Additional references

Almeda, F. 2001. Melastomataceae Juss. Pp. 1339–1419 in Stevens, W.D., Ulloa Ulloa, C., Pool, A. & Montiel, O.M. (eds.), Flora de Nicaragua, Vol. 2, Angiospermas (Fabaceae–Oxalidaceae). (Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 85). Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis. Online Reference page.
Almeda, F., Berry, P.E., Freire-Fierro, A., Gröger, A., Holst, B.K., Luckana, N.G., Michelangeli, F.A., Morley, T., Penney, D., Renner, S.S., Robinson, O.R., Wurdack, J.J. (†) & Yatskievych, K. 2007. Melastomataceae. In Funk, V., Hollowell, T., Berry, P., Kelloff, C. & Alexander, S.N., Checklist of the plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 55: 397–417. BHL Reference page.
Freire-Fierro, A. 2001. Aciotis. Pp. 270–276 in Berry, P.E., Gröger, A., Holst, B.K., Morley, T., Michelangeli, F.A., Luckana, N.G., Almeda, F., Renner, S.S., Freire-Fierro, A., Robinson, O.R. & Yatskievych, K., Melastomataceae. In Steyermark, J.A. (†), Berry, P.E., Yatskievych, K. & Holst, B.K. (eds.), Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana, Vol. 6, Liliaceae–Myrsinaceae. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis. ISBN 0-915279-81-9. Reference page.
Freire-Fierro, A. 2002. Monograph of Aciotis (Melastomataceae). Systematic Botany Monographs 62: 1–99. JSTOR Reference page.
Villaseñor, J.L. 2016. Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559–902. DOI: 10.1016/j.rmb.2016.06.017 Online PDF Reference page.
Wurdack, J.J. 1980. 138. Melastomataceae. In Harling, G. & Sparre, B. (eds.), Flora of Ecuador, No. 13: 1–406. University of Göteborg & Riksmuseum, Stockholm. ISBN 91-546-0281-5. Reference page.
Wurdack, J.J. 1993. Aciotis. Pp. 9–21 in Wurdack, J.J., Morley, T. & Renner, S., 99. Melastomataceae. In Görts-van Rijn, A.R.A. (ed.), Flora of the Guianas, Series A: Phanerogams, Fascicle 13. Koeltz Scientific Books, Königstein, ISBN 3-87429-343-2. Reference page.

Links

International Plant Names Index. 2019. Aciotis. Published online. Accessed: 14 March 2019.
Farr, E.R. & Zijlstra, G. (eds.) 1996 onwards. Aciotis in Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). Accessed: 2019 March 14.
Farr, E.R. & Zijlstra, G. (eds.) 1996 onwards. Spennera in Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). Accessed: 2019 March 14.
Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Aciotis.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Aciotis in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 2019-03-14.
Hassler, M. 2019. Aciotis. 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 on the internet. Accessed: 2019 March 14. Reference page.
Tropicos.org 2019. Aciotis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 14 March 2019.
Tropicos.org: Flora Mesoamericana: Aciotis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 14 March 2019.
Aciotis in Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. Accessed: 14 March 2019.
Tropicos.org: Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of the Department of Antioquia (Colombia): Aciotis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 14 March 2019.
Tropicos.org: Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador: Aciotis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 14 March 2019.
Tropicos.org: Peru Checklist: Aciotis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 14 March 2019.
Tropicos.org: Bolivia Catalogue: Aciotis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 14 March 2019.
Aciotis in Flora do Brasil 2020 em construção. Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. Accessed: 14 March 2019.
Aciotis in Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur. Instituto de Botánica Darwinion. Accessed: 14 March 2019.

Aciotis is a genus of flowering plants in the family Melastomataceae. There are about 13 species distributed from Mexico to Brazil.[1]

Species include:[1]

Aciotis acuminifolia (Mart. ex DC.) Triana
Aciotis annua (Mart. ex DC.) Triana
Aciotis aristellata Markgr.
Aciotis asplundii Wurdack
Aciotis circaeifolia (Bonpl.) Triana
Aciotis ferreirana
Aciotis indecora (Bonpl.) Triana
Aciotis oliveriana Freire-Fierro
Aciotis ornata (Miq.) Gleason
Aciotis paludosa (Mart. ex DC.) Triana
Aciotis polystachya (Bonpl.) Triana
Aciotis purpurascens (Aubl.) Triana
Aciotis rubricaulis (Mart. ex DC.) Triana
Aciotis viscida (Benth.) Freire-Fierro
Aciotis wurdackiana Freire-Fierro

References

Freire-Fierro, A. (2002). Monograph of Aciotis (Melastomataceae). Systematic Botany Monographs, 1-99.

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