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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Apocynoideae
Tribus: Echiteae
Subtribus: Prestoniinae
Genus: Prestonia
Species: P. acrensis – P. amabilis – P. amazonica – P. annularis – P. antioquiana – P. bahiensis – P. boliviana – P. brittonii – P. calycina – P. cayennensis – P. clandestina – P. coalita – P. cogolloi – P. cordifolia – P. cyaniphylla – P. denticulata – P. didyma – P. discolor – P. dusenii – P. erecta – P. exerta – P. falcatosepala – P. finitima – P. folsomii – P. guianensis – P. hammelii – P. haughtii – P. ipomaeifolia – P. lacerata – P. lagoensis – P. leco – P. lenticellata – P. lindleyana – P. lindmanii – P. longifolia – P. macroneura – P. megagros – P. mexicana – P. mollis – P. morilloi – P. ornata – P. papillosa – P. parviflora – P. parvifolia – P. peregrina – P. phenax – P. plumeriifolia – P. portobellensis – P. premontana – P. quinquangularis – P. racemosa – P. riverae – P. robusta – P. rotundifolia – P. schumanniana – P. seemannii – P. solanifolia – P. speciosa – P. succo – P. surinamensis – P. tomentosa – P. trifida – P. tysonii – P. vana – P. vaupesana

Prestonia R.Br., 1810, nom. cons.

Typus: P. tomentosa


Haemadictyon Lindl., Trans. Hort. Soc. London 6: 70 (1825)
Rhodocalyx Müll.Arg. in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Bras. 6(1): 172 (1860)
Guachamaca Grosourdy, Med. Bot. Criollo 1(1): 296 (1864)
Rhaptocarpus Miers, Apocyn. S. Amer.: 151 (1878)
Belandra S.F.Blake, Contr. Gray Herb., n.s., 52: 78 (1917)



Prestonia Scop. (1777), nom. rej. = Pavonia Adans.


Brown, R. 1810. On the Asclepiadeae, a natural order of plants separated from the Apocineae of Jussieu.: 58. [Preprint of Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc. 1: 12–78;69. (1811)].


Hassler, M. 2018. Prestonia. 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. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Sep 21. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Prestonia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Sep 21. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Prestonia. Published online. Accessed: Sep 21 2018.

Prestonia is a genus of plants in the family Apocynaceae, first described as a genus in 1810. It is native to Mexico, Central America, South America, and the West Indies.[2] It is closely related to Artia and Parsonsia.[3][4]


Prestonia acrensis - Acre in Brazil
Prestonia amabilis - Pastaza in Ecuador
Prestonia amazonica - N Brazil
Prestonia annularis - Trinidad, N South America
Prestonia bahiensis - E Brazil
Prestonia boliviana - Chuquisaca
Prestonia brittonii - Trinidad, Venezuela
Prestonia calycina - S Brazil, Paraguay, NE Argentina
Prestonia cayennensis - N South America
Prestonia cephalantha - Bolivia
Prestonia clandestina - S Mexico
Prestonia coalita - much of South America
Prestonia cogolloi - Antioquia in Colombia
Prestonia cordifolia - Peru
Prestonia cornutisepala - Bolivia
Prestonia cyaniphylla - Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, N Argentina
Prestonia denticulata - Pará, Rio de Janeiro
Prestonia didyma - E Brazil
Prestonia discolor - Guyana
Prestonia dusenii - S Brazil
Prestonia erecta - Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay
Prestonia exserta - Trinidad, Venezuela, Colombia, Panama
Prestonia falcatosepala - Colombia, Ecuador
Prestonia folsomii - Colombia, Panama
Prestonia guianensis - Venezuela, Guyana
Prestonia hammelii - Costa Rica
Prestonia haughtii - Colombia
Prestonia ipomaeifolia - Panama, NW South America, Fr Guiana
Prestonia lacerata - Peru
Prestonia lagoensis - Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, N Argentina
Prestonia leco - La Paz in Bolivia
Prestonia lenticellata - Panama
Prestonia lindleyana - Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil
Prestonia longifolia - S Mexico, Central America, Colombia
Prestonia megagros - Venezuela, Brazil
Prestonia mexicana - C + S Mexico, Central America, Colombia
Prestonia mollis - Panama, NW South America
Prestonia morilloi - Venezuela, Colombia, Panama
Prestonia papillosa - Colombia
Prestonia parviflora - Venezuela, Colombia
Prestonia parvifolia - Ecuador
Prestonia peregrina - Ecuador
Prestonia phenax - Peru, Bolivia
Prestonia plumeriifolia - Peru, NW Brazil
Prestonia portobellensis - S Mexico to Ecuador
Prestonia premontana - Venezuela
Prestonia quinquangularis - South + Central America, West Indies
Prestonia racemosa - Peru
Prestonia riedelii - Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, N Argentina
Prestonia riverae - Costa Rica
Prestonia robusta - Peru, Bolivia
Prestonia rotundifolia - Colombia, Ecuador
Prestonia schumanniana - Ecuador
Prestonia seemannii - N Colombia, Panama
Prestonia solanifolia - SE Brazil
Prestonia speciosa - Chiapas to Nicaragua
Prestonia succo - Peru
Prestonia surinamensis - Colombia, N Brazil, 3 Guianas
Prestonia tomentosa - tropical South America
Prestonia trifida - Costa Rica to Brazil
Prestonia tysonii - Panama
Prestonia vana - Peru
Prestonia vaupesana - Venezuela, Colombia

Formerly included[2]

Prestonia agglutinata (Jacq.) Woodson = Echites agglutinatus Jacq.
Prestonia arborescens Monach. = Hylaea arborescens (Monach.) J.F.Morales
Prestonia caudata Woodson = Echites puntarenensis J.F.Morales
Prestonia contorta (M.Martens & Galeotti) Hemsl. = Laubertia contorta (M.Martens & Galeotti) Woodson
Prestonia hirsuta Spreng. 1824 not Müll.Arg. 1860 = Mandevilla pavonii (A.DC.) Woodson
Prestonia langlassei Standl. = Laubertia contorta (M.Martens & Galeotti) Woodson
Prestonia leptoloba Monach. = Hylaea leptoloba (Monach.) J.F.Morales
Prestonia peruviana Spreng. = Mandevilla glandulosa (Ruiz & Pav.) Woodson
Prestonia woodsoniana (Monach.) A.H.Gentry = Echites woodsonianus Monach.


"Prestonia information from NPGS/GRIN". Retrieved 2008-04-19.
"World Checklist of Selected Plant Families". Retrieved May 18, 2014.
Livshultz, T., D. J. Middleton, M. E. Endress, and J. K. Williams.(2007) Phylogeny of Apocynoideae and the APSA Clade (Apocynaceae S.l.). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 94, no. 2: 324–59.
Morales, J.F.; Endress, M.E.; Liede-Schumann, S. (2017) Sex, drugs and pupusas: Disentangling relationships in Echiteae (Apocynaceae). Taxon 66 (3): 623-644.

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