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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: Operculina
Species: O. aequisepala – O. brownii – O. codonantha – O. hamiltonii – O. leptoptera – O. macrocarpa – O. maypurensis – O. petaloidea – O. pinnatifida – O. polynesica – O. pteripes – O. riedeliana – O. sericantha – O. tansaensis – O. turpethum – O. ventricosa

Operculina Silva Manso, Enum. Subst. Brazil. 16 (1837).

Type species: Operculina turpethum (L.) Silva Manso


Nemanthera Raf., Fl. Tellur. 4: 80 (1838).
Turpethum Raf., Fl. Tellur. 4: 71 (1838).
Piptostegia Rchb., Deut. Bot. Herb.-Buch: 113 (1841).


Operculina, Foraminifera d'Orbigny, 1826


Silva Manso 1837. Enumeração das Substancias Brazileiras 16.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Operculina in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Nov. 16. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Operculina. Published online. Accessed: Nov. 16 2019.
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.

Operculina is a genus of plants in the morning-glory family which that are found throughout the world.[1]

The following species are recognised in the genus Operculina:[2]

Operculina aequisepala (Domin) R. W. Johnson
Operculina brownii Ooststr.
Operculina codonantha (Benth.) Hallier f.
Operculina hamiltonii (G. Don) D. F. Austin & Staples
Operculina leptoptera Urb.
Operculina macrocarpa (L.) Urb.
Operculina maypurensis (Hallier f.) A.R.Simões & Staples
Operculina petaloidea (Choisy) Ooststr.
Operculina pinnatifida (Kunth) O'Donell
Operculina polynesica Staples
Operculina pteripes (G. Don) O'Donell
Operculina riedeliana (Oliv.) Ooststr.
Operculina sericantha (Miq.) Ooststr.
Operculina tansaensis Santapau & Patel
Operculina turpethum Silva Manso (Indian Jalap)
Operculina ventricosa (Bertero) Peter


"14. Operculina". Flora of China. 16: 300. Retrieved 2009-03-30.
"Operculina Silva Manso | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 2020-04-20.

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