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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Zygophyllales

Familia: Zygophyllaceae
Subfamilia: Larreoideae
Genus: Porlieria
Species: P. angustifolia – P. arida – P. chilensis – P. hygrometra – P. microphylla

Porlieria Ruiz & Pav., Fl. Peruv. Prodr. 55. (1794)

Type species: Porlieria hygrometra Ruiz & Pav., Fl. Peruv. [Ruiz & Pavon] 94: t. 343. (1798)


Ruiz López, H. & Pavón, J.A. 1794. Florae Peruvianae, et Chilensis Prodromus 55.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Porlieria in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Nov. 14. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2020. Porlieria. 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 online. Accessed: 2020 Nov. 14. Reference page.
Godoy-Bürki, A.C., Acosta, J.M. & Aagesen, L. 2018. Phylogenetic relationships within the New World subfamily Larreoideae (Zygophyllaceae) confirm polyphyly of the disjunct genus Bulnesia. Systematics and Biodiversity 16(5): 453-468. DOI: 10.1080/14772000.2018.1451406 Paywall ResearchGate Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Porlieria. Published online. Accessed: Nov. 14 2020. 2020. Porlieria. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 14 Nov. 2020.

Vernacular names
español: Guayacán

Porlieria is a genus of flowering plants in the caltrop family, Zygophyllaceae.[1] Species within this genus are shrubs or small trees of dry subtropical regions.[2] The generic name honours Spanish ambassador Don Antonio Porlier de Baxamar.[3]


Porlieria angustifolia (Engelm.) A. Gray
Porlieria arida Rusby
Porlieria chilensis I.M.Johnst. (endemic to Chile)
Porlieria microphylla (Baill.) Descole et al.[4]
Porlieria hygrometra Ruiz & Pav.

Formerly placed here

Guaiacum angustifolium Engelm. (as P. angustifolia (Engelm.) A.Gray)[4]


"Genus: Porlieria Ruiz & Pav". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2004-06-18. Archived from the original on 2012-10-07. Retrieved 2010-09-19.
Record, Samuel James; Clayton Dissinger Mell (1924). Timbers of Tropical America. Yale University Press.
Quattrocchi, Umberto (2000). CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology. Vol. 3: M-Q. p. 2151. ISBN 978-0-8493-2673-8.
"GRIN Species Records of Porlieria". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Archived from the original on 2000-02-02. Retrieved 2010-09-19.

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