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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Asclepiadoideae
Tribus: Asclepiadeae
Subtribus: Oxypetalinae
Genus: Araujia
Species: A. angustifolia – A. brachystephana – A. hassleriana – A. herzogii – A. megapotamica – A. odorata – A. plumosa – A. scalae – A. sericifera – A. stormiana – A. stuckertiana – A. subhastata – A. variegata

Araujia Brot., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 12: 62–70, pl. 4-5. 1817.

Type species: Araujia sericifera Brot., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 12(1): 62. (1818)


Physianthus Mart., Nov. Gen. Sp. Pl. Bras. 1: 53 (1824)
Pentaphragma Zucc. ex Rchb., Consp. Regn. Veg.: 131 (1828), nom. nud. non Pentaphragma Wall. ex G.Don Gen. Hist. 3: 731. (1834) (Pentaphragmataceae)
Morrenia Lindl., Edwards's Bot. Reg. 24(Misc.): 69 (1838)
Lagenia E.Fourn. in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Bras. 6(4): 293 (1885)
Choristigma Kurtz ex Heger, Pharm. Post 30: 443 (1897), nom. illeg.
Stuckertia Kuntze in T.E.von Post & C.E.O.Kuntze, Lex. Gen. Phan.: 541 (1903)
Hickenia Lillo, Physis (Buenos Aires) 4: 422 (1919)


Brotero, F.A. 1818. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. London 12(1): 62.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2017. Araujia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2017 Nov. 24. Reference page. 
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Araujia. Published online. Accessed: Nov. 24 2017.
Rapini, A., Pereira, J.F. & Goyder, D.J. 2011. Towards a stable generic circumscription in Oxypetalinae (Apocynaceae). Phytotaxa 26(1): 9–16. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.26.1.2 PDF Reference page. 2017. Araujia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 24 Nov. 2017.

Araujia is a small genus of perennial vines in the dogbane family first described as a genus in 1817. The group is native to South America.[1][2][3][4][5][6]


Araujia angustifolia (Hook. & Arn.) Steud. - Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, NE Argentina
Araujia graveolens (Lindl.) Mast. - Brazil
Araujia herzogii (Schltr.) Fontella & Goyder - Bolivia
Araujia hortorum E.Fourn. - Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, NE Argentina
Araujia megapotamica (Spreng.) G.Don - Brazil, Uruguay, NE Argentina
Araujia plumosa Schltr. - Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, NW Argentina
Araujia sericifera Brot. - white bladderflower, cruel vine - Peru, Brazil; naturalized in parts of South Africa + United States
Araujia stuckertiana (Kurtz ex Heger) Fontella & Goyder - Cordoba in Argentina
Araujia subhastata E.Fourn. - Brazil


The Plant List
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
Meyer, T. & N.M. Bacigalupo. 1979. Asclepiadaceae. 5: 103–147. In A. E. Burkart (ed.) Flora Ilustrada de Entre Ríos (Argentina). Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, Buenos Aires
Fabris, H. A. 1965. Primulaceae, Myrsinaceae, Ericaceae, Plumbaginaceae, Sapotaceae, Symplocaceae, Oleaceae, Loganiaceae, Gentianaceae, Menyanthaceae, Apocynaceae, Asclepiadaceae, Convolvulaceae, Bignoniaceae, Campanulaceae in A. Cabrera. 4(5): 6–12; 298–302. In A. L. Cabrera (ed.) Flora de la Provincia de Buenos Aires. Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, Buenos Aires
Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution map, Araujia sericifera
Gibbs Russell, G. E., W. G. M. Welman, E. Retief, K. L. Immelman, G. Germishuizen, B. J. Pienaar, M. Van Wyk & A. Nicholas. 1987. List of species of southern African plants. Memoirs of the Botanical Survey of South Africa 2(1–2): 1–152(pt. 1), 1–270(pt. 2).

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