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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Polygonaceae
Subfamilia: Eriogonoideae
Tribus: Brunnichieae
Genus: Afrobrunnichia
Species: A. africana – A. erecta
Source(s) of checklist:

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Afrobrunnichia 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 29. Reference page.


Afrobrunnichia Hutch. & Dalziel Fl. W. Trop. Afr. [Hutchinson & Dalziel] 1: 118. (1927)

Type species: Afrobrunnichia erecta (Asch.) Hutch. & Dalziel Fl. W. Trop. Afr. [Hutchinson & Dalziel] 1: 118. (1927)

Afrobrunnichia is a genus of plants in the family Polygonaceae with two species in West Africa.

It is native to Angola, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Zaïre.[1]

The genus name of Afrobrunnichia is in honour of Morten Thrane Brünnich (1737–1827), a Danish zoologist and mineralogist.[2] It was first described and published in Fl. W. Trop. Afr. Vol.1 on page 118 in 1927.[1]

"Afrobrunnichia Hutch. & Dalziel | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 30 January 2022.
Burkhardt, Lotte (2018). Verzeichnis eponymischer Pflanzennamen – Erweiterte Edition [Index of Eponymic Plant Names – Extended Edition] (pdf) (in German). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität Berlin. doi:10.3372/epolist2018. ISBN 978-3-946292-26-5. Retrieved 1 January 2021.


Brunnichia erecta Asch. Jahrb. Königl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 1: 334, in adnot. (1881)


Hutchinson, J. & Dalziel, J.E. 1927. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1: 118.
African Plants Database (version 3.4.0). Afrobrunnichia. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève and South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. Accessed: 2017 Apr. 11.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Afrobrunnichia. Published online. Accessed: Apr. 11 2017.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Afrobrunnichia in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

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