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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Malpighiales

Familia: Goupiaceae
Genus: Goupia
Species: G. glabra – G. guatemalensis

Goupia Aubl., Hist. Pl. Guiane 1: 295, t. 116. (1775)

Type species: Goupia glabra Aubl., Hist. Pl. Guiane 1: 296, t. 116. (1775)


Glossopetalum Schreb.
Schranckia Scop. ex J.F.Gmel.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Southern America
Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

Primary references

Fusée Aublet, J.B.C. 1775. Histoire des plantes de la Guiane françoise, rangées suivant la méthode sexuelle, avec plusieurs mémoires sur différens objets intéressans, relatifs à la culture & au commerce de la Guiane françoise, & une notice des plantes de l' Isle-de-France. Tome 1. Pp. I–XXIX, 30–32, 1–621. Pierre-François Didot jeune, Londres [London], Paris. BHL. Reference page. : 1: 295, t. 116.

Additional references

Govaerts, R.H.A. 2003. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [unavailable for the public] Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Goupia 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. 27. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Goupia. Published online. Accessed: Nov. 27 2020. 2020. Goupia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Nov. 27.
Hassler, M. 2021. Goupia. 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. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Sep 20. Reference page.

Vernacular names

Goupia is a neotropical genus of flowering plants and the sole genus included in the family Goupiaceae. There are three species, all found in tropical northern South America.[2][3]

Goupia cinerascens
Goupia glabra (syn. G. paraensis, G. tomentosa)
Goupia guatemalensis

The genus was previously included in the family Celastraceae, in the order Celastrales.[3]

Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x.
Lacostea, J. F., & Alexandre, D. Y. (1991). Le goupi (Goupia glabra Aubl), essence forestière d'avenir en Guyane : analyse bibliographique. Ann. For. Sci. 48: 429-441. Available online (pdf file; in French)
Watson, L., & Dallwitz, M. J. (2000). The Families of Flowering Plants: Goupiaceae Archived 2007-09-13 at the Wayback Machine

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