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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Amaranthaceae s.l.
Cladus: Amaranthaceae s.str.
Subfamilia: Amaranthoideae
Genus: Sericocoma

Species: S. avolans – S. capensis – S. heterochiton

Sericocoma Fenzl, in Endl. Gen. Suppl. iii. 33 (1842)

Type species (according to Hernández-Ledesma et al., 2015): Sericocoma trichinoides Fenzl (= synonym of Kyphocarpa trichinoides Lopr.)

Primary references

Endlicher, S.L. 1842. Mantissa botanica. Sistens Generum Plantarum Supplementum Secundum. 111 pp. Fr. Beck, Vindobonae. BHL Reference page. : 33

Additional references

Hernández-Ledesma, P., Berendsohn, W. G., Borsch, T., Mering, S. v., Akhani, H., Arias, S., Castañeda-Noa, I., Eggli, U., Eriksson, R., Flores-Olvera, H., Fuentes-Bazán, S., Kadereit, G., Klak, C., Korotkova, N., Nyffeler R., Ocampo G., Ochoterena, H., Oxelman, B., Rabeler, R. K., Sanchez, A., Schlumpberger, B. O. & Uotila, P. 2015. A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. Willdenowia 45(3): 281–383. DOI: 10.3372/wi.45.45301 Open access Reference page.


Hassler, M. 2019. Sericocoma. 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. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Feb. 23. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Sericocoma. Published online. Accessed: Feb. 23 2019.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Sericocoma in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Feb. 23. Reference page.
Tropicos.org 2019. Sericocoma. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Feb. 23.

Sericocoma is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Amaranthaceae.[1]

Its native range is Southern Africa.[1]


Sericocoma avolans Fenzl
Sericocoma heterochiton Lopr.
Sericocoma pungens Fenzl


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