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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Convolvulaceae
Tribus: Merremieae
Genus: Hewittia
Species: H. malabarica

Hewittia Wight & Arn., Madras J. Lit. Sci. 5: 17, 22. (1837) nom. cons. prop.

monotypic taxon


Shutereia Choisy Convolv. Orient. 103 (1834) nom. rej.
Type species: Shutereia bicolor Choisy (1834)
Kethosia Raf., Fl. Tellur. 4: 78 (1838)
Sanilum Raf., Fl. Tellur. 4: 70 (1838)
Palmia Endl., Gen. Pl.: 653 (1839), nom. superfl.
Eremosperma Chiov., Atti Ist. Bot. Univ. Pavia, ser. 4, 7: 143 (1936)

Primary references

Wight, R. & Arnott, G.A.W. 1837. Madras Journal of Literature and Science 5: 17, 22.

Additional references

Simões, A.R. & Staples, G.W. 2017. Dissolution of Convolvulaceae tribe Merremieae and a new classification of the constituent genera. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 183(4): 561-586. DOI: 10.1093/botlinnean/box007 Open access Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Hewittia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 November 18. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2019. Hewittia. 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. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2019 November 18. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Hewittia. Published online. Accessed: November 18 2019.
Tropicos.org 2019. Hewittia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 18 November 2019.

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