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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Bignoniaceae
Tribus: Bignonieae
Genus: Pachyptera
Species: P. aromatica – P. erythraea – P. kerere – P. ventricosa

Pachyptera DC. ex Meisn., Gen. Pl.: 299 (1840)

Type species: Pachyptera kerere (Aubl.) Sandwith, Rec. Trav. Bot. Néerl. 34: 219 (1937) Designated as synonym Pachyptera foveolata DC., Prodr. 9: 175 (1845)


Leucocalantha Barb.Rodr., Vellosia, ed. 2, 1: 46 (1891)

Native distribution areas:

Southern America
Central America
Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama.
Northern South America
French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela.
Western South America
Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru.
Brazil West-Central, Brazil North.

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

Candolle, A.P. de (1840) Plantarum vascularium genera secundum ordines ... 1: 299. BHL
Govaerts, R. et al. 2015. Pachyptera in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2015 Mar. 30. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2015. Pachyptera. Published online. Accessed: Mar. 30 2015. 2015. Pachyptera. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 30 Mar. 2015. accepts this genus as a synonym of Mansoa DC. (1838)

Pachyptera is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Bignoniaceae.[1]

Its native range is Central and Southern Tropical America to Trinidad.[1]


Pachyptera aromatica (Barb.Rodr.) L.G.Lohmann
Pachyptera erythraea (Dugand) A.H.Gentry
Pachyptera incarnata (Aubl.) J.N.C.Franc. & L.G.Lohmann
Pachyptera kerere (Aubl.) Sandwith
Pachyptera linearis J.N.C.Franc. & L.G.Lohmann


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