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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: Apocynoideae
Tribus: Mesechiteae
Genus: Forsteronia
Species: F. acouci – F. adenobasis – F. affinis – F. amazonica – F. amblybasis – F. apurensis – F. australis – F. brevifolia – F. chiriquensis – F. cordata – F. diospyrifolia – F. domatiella – F. duckei – F. elachista – F. glabrescens – F. gracilis – F. graciloides – F. guyanensis – F. laurifolia – F. leptocarpa – F. linearis – F. lucida – F. manausana – F. mollis – F. montana – F. myriantha – F. obtusiloba – F. paludosa – F. paraensis – F. pilosa – F. pubescens – F. pycnothyrsus – F. refracta – F. rufa – F. schomburgkii – F. simulans – F. spicata – F. subcordata – F. tarapotensis – F. thyrsoidea – F. umbellata – F. velloziana – F. wilsonii

Nothospecies: F. × correntina

Forsteronia G.Mey., Prim. Fl. Esseq. 133. (1818), nom. cons.

Type species: Forsteronia spicata (Jacq.) G.Mey., Cass.

Cassini, Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris, 1820:7 (1820) designated Forsteronia corymbosa (Jacq.) G.Mey., Prim. Fl. Esseq.: 134. (1818) (i.e. Pinochia corymbosa (Jacq.) M.E.Endress & B.F.Hansen, Edinburgh J. Bot. 64: 271 (2007)), but conservation proposal was accepted.

Anabata Willd. ex Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis 4: 60. (1819)
Syringosma Mart. ex Rchb., Consp. Regn. Veg.: 134. (1828)
Thyrsanthus Benth., J. Bot. (Hooker) 3: 245. (1841)
Aptotheca Miers, Apocyn. S. Amer. 150. (1878)


Meyer, G.F.W. 1818. Primitiae Florae Essequeboensis adjectis descriptionibus centum circiter stirpium novarum, observationibusque criticis 133.
Endress, M.E. & Hansen, B.F. 2007. Pinochia, a new genus of Apocynaceae, Apocynoideae from the Greater Antilles, Mexico and Central America. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 64(2): 269-274. DOI: 10.1017/S0960428607000959 PDF Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Forsteronia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Sept. 21. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Forsteronia. Published online. Accessed: Sept. 21 2018.
Tropicos.org 2018. Forsteronia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Sept. 21.

Forsteronia is a genus of plants in the family Apocynaceae, first described as a genus in 1818. It is native to South America, Central America, Mexico, and the West Indies.[2]


Forsteronia acouci (Aubl.) A.DC. - S Mexico to Peru
Forsteronia adenobasis Müll.Arg. - SE Venezuela, Guianas
Forsteronia affinis Müll.Arg. - NW South America
Forsteronia amazonica Monach. - NW Brazil
Forsteronia amblybasis S.F.Blake - Peru, Bolivia
Forsteronia apurensis Markgr. - Venezuela
Forsteronia australis Müll.Arg. - Brazil
Forsteronia brevifolia Markgr. - NW Brazil, NE Peru
Forsteronia chiriquensis Woodson - Panama, Colombia
Forsteronia cordata (Müll.Arg.) Woodson - SE Brazil
Forsteronia × correntina C.Ezcurra & Tressens - NE Argentina
Forsteronia diospyrifolia Müll.Arg. - SE Venezuela, Guyana
Forsteronia domatiella Proctor - Jamaica
Forsteronia duckei Markgr. - SE Colombia, Guyana, NW Brazil
Forsteronia elachista S.F.Blake - NE Colombia, NW Venezuela
Forsteronia glabrescens Müll.Arg. - S South America
Forsteronia gracilis (Benth.) Müll.Arg. - N South America
Forsteronia graciloides Woodson - Colombia, Peru
Forsteronia guyanensis Müll.Arg. - N South America
Forsteronia laurifolia (Benth.) A.DC. - Amazon Basin
Forsteronia leptocarpa (Hook. & Arn.) A.DC. - Brazil
Forsteronia linearis (Vell.) Müll.Arg. - SE Brazil
Forsteronia lucida Markgr. - Amazon Basin
Forsteronia manausana B.F.Hansen - Amazonas State in Brazil
Forsteronia mollis Rusby - Bolivia
Forsteronia montana Müll.Arg. - E Brazil
Forsteronia myriantha Donn.Sm. - S Mexico to Bolivia
Forsteronia obtusiloba Müll.Arg. - Venezuela, Suriname
Forsteronia paludosa Woodson - Pará, Mato Grosso
Forsteronia paraensis B.F.Hansen - Suriname, Pará
Forsteronia pilosa (Vell.) Müll.Arg. - E Brazil
Forsteronia pubescens A.DC. - SC South America
Forsteronia pycnothyrsus K. Schum. ex Woodson - Ecuador
Forsteronia refracta Müll.Arg. - Venezuela to NE Argentina
Forsteronia rotundiuscula Miers - Brazil
Forsteronia rufa Müll.Arg. - Brazil
Forsteronia schomburgkii A.DC. - Guyana
Forsteronia simulans Woodson - Colombia
Forsteronia spicata (Jacq.) G.Mey. - Mexico to Venezuela, Cuba
Forsteronia subcordata K.Schum. ex Woodson - Ecuador, Peru
Forsteronia tarapotensis K.Schum. ex Woodson - Amazon Basin
Forsteronia thyrsoidea (Vell.) Müll.Arg. - SC South America
Forsteronia umbellata (Aubl.) Woodson - NE South America
Forsteronia vellozoana (A.DC.) Woodson - Brazil
Forsteronia wilsonii (Griseb.) Woodson - Jamaica

Formerly included in Forsteronia but transferred to Pinochia in 2007:[3]

Forsteronia corymbosa (Jacq.) G.Mey. = Pinochia corymbosa (Jacq.) M.E.Endress & B.F.Hansen
Forsteronia floribunda (Sw.) A.DC. = Pinochia floribunda (Sw.) M.E.Endress & B.F.Hansen
Forsteronia monteverdensis J.F.Morales = Pinochia monteverdensis (J.F.Morales) M.E.Endress & B.F.Hansen
Forsteronia peninsularis Woodson = Pinochia peninsularis (Woodson) M.E.Endress & B.F.Hansen
Forsteronia portoricensis Woodson = Pinochia corymbosa subsp. portoricensis (Woodson) M.E.Endress & B.F.Hansen


Meyer, Georg Friedrich Wilhelm. 1818. Primitiae Florae Essequeboensis 133–134
"World Checklist of Selected Plant Families". Retrieved May 21, 2014.
Endress, M. E. & B. F. Hansen. 2007. Pinochia, a new genus of Apocynaceae, Apocynoideae from the Greater Antilles, Mexico and Central America. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 64(2): 269–274.

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