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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamilia: Amaryllidoideae
Tribus: Hymenocallideae
Genus: Leptochiton
Species: L. helianthus – L. quitoensis

Leptochiton Sealy, Bot. Mag. 160: t. 9491. 1937.

Type species: Leptochiton quitoensis (Herbert) Sealy


Hymenocallis sect. Quitoensae Traub, Pl. Life 18: 55–72 (page ?). 1962.


Sealy, J.R. 1937. Botanical Magazine 160: t. 9491.
Traub, H.P. 1962. Key to the subgenera, alliances and species of Hymenocallis. Plant Life 18: 55–72.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Leptochiton in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Aug. 02. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Leptochiton. Published online. Accessed: Aug. 02 2018. 2018. Leptochiton. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Aug. 02.
Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Leptochiton (Amaryllidaceae). .

Leptochiton is a genus of South American plants in the Amaryllis family.[2][3]

There are 2 known species, native to Ecuador and Peru:[4]

Leptochiton helianthus (Ravenna) Gereau & Meerow - Peru (Cajamarca)
Leptochiton quitoensis (Herb.) Sealy - Ecuador (Guayas, Loja), Peru


illustration from Baker, John Gilbert. 1878. Curtis's Botanical Magazine 104: plate 6397, as Ismene tenuifolia
Sealy, Joseph Robert. 1937. Botanical Magazine 160: plate 9491
Jørgensen, P. M., M. H. Nee & S. G. Beck. (eds.) 2014. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia, Monographs in systematic botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 127(1–2): i–viii, 1–1744.
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