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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Dioscoreales

Familia: Dioscoreaceae
Genus: Rajania
Species: R. angustifolia – R. cephalocarpa – R. cordata – R. ekmanii – R. hastata – R. microphylla – R. nipensis – R. ovata – R. pilifera – R. porulosa – R. psilostachya – R. quinquefolia – R. spiculiflora – R. tenella – R. tenuiflora – R. theresensis – R. wrightii
Name

Rajania L., Sp. Pl. 1: 1032 (1753)

Type species: Rajania hastata L., Sp. Pl. 1: 1032 (1753)

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Raja Burm. in C. Plumier, Pl. Amer.: 148 (1758).

References

Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum 1: 1032.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2015. Rajania in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2015 Sept. 12. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2015. Rajania. Published online. Accessed: Sept. 12 2015.
Tropicos.org 2015. Rajania. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2015 Sept. 12.

Rajania is a genus of plants in the Dioscoreaceae. It is native to the West Indies, with 14 of the 17 known species found in Cuba.[1][2]

Rajania angustifolia Sw. - Cuba, Haiti
Rajania cephalocarpa Uline ex R.Knuth - Cuba
Rajania cordata L. - Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Lesser Antilles
Rajania ekmanii R.Knuth - Cuba
Rajania hastata L. - Hispaniola
Rajania microphylla Kunth - Bahamas, Cuba
Rajania nipensis R.A.Howard - Cuba
Rajania ovata Sw. - Cuba, Hispaniola
Rajania pilifera Urb. - Haiti
Rajania porulosa R.Knuth - Cuba
Rajania psilostachya (Kunth) Uline - Cuba
Rajania quinquefolia L. - Cuba, Hispaniola
Rajania spiculiflora Uline ex R.Knuth - Haiti
Rajania tenella R.A.Howard - Cuba
Rajania tenuiflora R.Knuth - Cuba, Hispaniola
Rajania theresensis Uline ex R.Knuth - Cuba
Rajania wrightii Uline ex R.Knuth - Cuba

References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Govaerts, R., Wilkin, P. & Saunders, R.M.K. (2007). World Checklist of Dioscoreales. Yams and their allies: 1-65. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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