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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Alismatales

Familia: Araceae
Subfamilia: Lasioideae
Genus: Anaphyllopsis
Species: A. americana – A. cururuana – A. pinnata
Name

Anaphyllopsis A.Hay
References

USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Anaphyllopsis in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Anaphyllopsis is a genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae, native to northern South America.[1][2][3]

The genus was created in 1988 by Hay in order to account for the differences of Cyrtosperma americanum from other Cyrtosperma species. The decision was to create a genus named Anaphyllopsis and rename Cyrtosperma americanum as Anaphyllopsis americanum. Two other species from the Amazon were subsequently added, Anaphyllopsis pinnata and Anaphyllopsis cururuana. The leaves of Anaphyllopsis are characteristic of being pinnate. Anaphyllopsis is quite similar in appearance to the genus Anaphyllum.[4][5][6]
Species

Anaphyllopsis americanum (Engl.) A.Hay - northern Brazil, Guyana, French Guiana
Anaphyllopsis cururuana A.Hay - northern Brazil
Anaphyllopsis pinnata A.Hay - Amazonas State in southern Venezuela

References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Funk, V. A., P. E. Berry, S. Alexander, T. H. Hollowell & C. L. Kelloff. 2007. 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: 1–584
A.Hay, Aroideana 11: 25-31. (1989).
Bown, Demi (2000). Aroids: Plants of the Arum Family. Timber Press. ISBN 0-88192-485-7.
Hay, A. (1988). Cyrtosperma (Araceae) and its Old World allies. Blumea 33: 427-46

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