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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Magnoliids
Ordo: Piperales

Familia: Aristolochiaceae
Subfamilia: Hydnoroideae
Genus: Prosopanche
Species: P. americana – P. bonacinai – P. caatingicola – P. costaricensis
Name

Prosopanche de Bary Abh. Naturf. Ges. Halle 10: 267. (1868)

Type species: Prosopanche americana (R. Br.) Baill. Hist. Pl. 9: 27. (1888) Designated as synonym Prosopanche burmeisteri de Bary Abh. Naturf. Ges. Halle 10: 267. (1868)

References

De Bary, H.A. 1868. Abhandlungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft zu Halle 10: 267.
International Plant Names Index. 2016. Prosopanche. Published online. Accessed: July 16 2016.
Machado, R.F. & De Queiroz, L.P. 2012. A new species of Prosopanche (Hydnoraceae) from northeastern Brazil. Phytotaxa 75(1): 58–64. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.75.1.5
Nickrent, D.L. (2014) The Parasitic Plant Connection, Department of Plant Biology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Available on line [1]. Accessed March 1 2014.
Tropicos.org 2014. Prosopanche. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Mar. 1.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Prosopanche in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Prosopanche is a group of parasitic plants described as a genus in 1868.[2][3]

It is native to South America and Central America.[1][4][5]
Taxonomy

The following species are listed within the genus Prosopanche:[1]

Prosopanche americana (R.Br.) Baill. - Pasco, N Argentina, S Brazil
Prosopanche bonacinae Speg. - Argentina, Paraguay, Rio Grande do Sul
Prosopanche caatingicola R.F.Machado & L.P.Queiroz - Bahia
Prosopanche costaricensis L.D.Gómez - Costa Rica

References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
de Bary, Heinrich Anton. 1868. Abhandlungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft zu Halle 10: 267 descriptions in Latin, commentary in German
Tropicos, Prosopanche de Bary
Davidse, G., M. Sousa Sánchez, S. Knapp & F. Chiang Cabrera. 2014. Saururaceae a Zygophyllaceae. 2(3): ined. In G. Davidse, M. Sousa Sánchez, S. Knapp & F. Chiang Cabrera (eds.) Fl. Mesoamer.. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México
Forzza, R. C. 2010. Lista de espécies Flora do Brasil http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/2010 Archived 2015-09-06 at the Wayback Machine. Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

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