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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Ericaceae
Subfamilia: Vaccinioideae
Tribus: Vaccinieae
Genus: Plutarchia
Species

P. angulata – P. coronaria – P. dasyphylla – P. dichogama – P. ecuadorensis – P. guascensis – P. minor – P. miranda – P. monantha – P. pubiflora – P. rigida
Source(s) of checklist:

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Plutarchia (Ericaceae) in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 May 27. Reference page.

Name

Plutarchia A.C.Sm., Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 63: 311 (1936).
References
Primary references

Smith, A.C., 1936. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 63: 311

Links

Hassler, M. 2020. Plutarchia (Ericaceae). 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. 2020. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 May 27. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Plutarchia (Ericaceae) in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 May 27. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Plutarchia (Ericaceae). Published online. Accessed: May 27 2020.
Tropicos.org 2020. Plutarchia (Ericaceae). Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 May 27.

Vernacular names

Plutarchia is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Ericaceae.[1]

It is native to Colombia and Ecuador.[1]

The genus name of Plutarchia is in honour of Plutarch (c. 45 – c. 125), a Greek Middle Platonist philosopher, historian, biographer, essayist, and priest at the Temple of Apollo in Delphi.[2] It was first described and published in Bull. Torrey Bot. Club Vol.63 on page 311 in 1936.[1]
Known species

According to Kew:[1]

Plutarchia angulata A.C.Sm.
Plutarchia coronaria (Hook.f.) A.C.Sm.
Plutarchia dasyphylla A.C.Sm.
Plutarchia dichogama (Cuatrec.) Sleumer
Plutarchia dolos N.R.Salinas, M.F.González, E.Hern.-A. & Betancur
Plutarchia ecuadorensis Luteyn
Plutarchia guascensis (Cuatrec.) A.C.Sm.
Plutarchia minor A.C.Sm.
Plutarchia miranda A.C.Sm.
Plutarchia monantha A.C.Sm.
Plutarchia pubiflora (Wedd.) A.C.Sm.
Plutarchia rigida (Benth.) A.C.Sm.

References

"Plutarchia A.C.Sm. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 20 May 2021.
Burkhardt, Lotte (2018). Verzeichnis eponymischer Pflanzennamen – Erweiterte Edition [Index of Eponymic Plant Names – Extended Edition] (pdf) (in German). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität Berlin. doi:10.3372/epolist2018. ISBN 978-3-946292-26-5. Retrieved 1 January 2021.

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