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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Acanthaceae
Subfamilia: Acanthoideae
Tribus: Justicieae
Genus: Sapphoa
Species: S. ekmanii – S. rigidifolia

Sapphoa Urb.
Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Sapphoa.

Sapphoa is a genus of flowering plants in the family Acanthaceae, native to Cuba. Adapted to serpentine soils, they are nickel hyperaccumulators.[2]

Currently accepted species include:[3]

Sapphoa ekmanii Borhidi
Sapphoa rigidifolia Urb.


Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 18: 24 (1922)
Reeves, R.D.; Baker, A.J.M.; Borhidi, A.; Berazaín, R. (1999). "Nickel Hyperaccumulation in the Serpentine Flora of Cuba". Annals of Botany. 83: 29–38. doi:10.1006/anbo.1998.0786.
"Sapphoa Urb". Plants of the World Online. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2017. Retrieved 19 August 2020.

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