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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: Periplocoideae
Genus: Tacazzea
Species: T. apiculata – T. conferta – T. pedicellata – T. rosmarinifolia – T. venosa

Tacazzea Decne. in Candolle, Prodr. 8: 492 (1844)

Type species: Tacazzea venosa Decne. in Candolle, Prodr. 8: 493 (1844)


Aechmolepis Decne. in Candolle, Prodr. 8: 493 (1844)
Leptopaetia Harv., Gen. S. Afr. Pl., ed. 2: 231 (1868)
Zacateza Bullock, Kew Bull. 9: 361 (1954)


Decaisne, J. 1844. Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 8: 492.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2017. Tacazzea in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Sept. 21. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Tacazzea. Published online. Accessed: Sept. 21 2017. 2017. Tacazzea. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Sept. 21.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Tacazzea in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Tacazzea is a genus of plants in the family Apocynaceae, first described in 1890.[1][2] It is native to Africa.


Tacazzea africana (Schltr.) N.E.Br. - Kenya
Tacazzea apiculata Oliv. - from Tanzania to Angola
Tacazzea conferta N.E.Br. - from Ethiopia to Zambia
Tacazzea pedicellata K.Schum. - Zaire, Congo-Brazzaville, Gabon
Tacazzea rosmarinifolia (Decne.) N.E.Br. - tropical Africa
Tacazzea venosa Decne. - Ethiopia

formerly included[3]

moved to other genera (Buckollia, Petopentia)

Tacazzea natalensis N.E.Br., synonym of Petopentia natalensis (Schltr.) Bullock
Tacazzea tomentosa E.A.Bruce, synonym of Buckollia tomentosa (E.A.Bruce) Venter & R.L.Verh.

species of uncertain affinities[3]

Tacazzea amplifolia
Tacazzea bagshawei
Tacazzea barteri
Tacazzea brazzaeana
Tacazzea floribunda
Tacazzea laxiflora
Tacazzea martini
Tacazzea nigritana
Tacazzea oleander
Tacazzea salicina
Tacazzea thollonii
Tacazzea verticillata
Tacazzea viridis
Tacazzea volubilis


Decaisne, Joseph .1844. Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 8: 492-493 in Latin
Tropicos genus Tacazzea
The Plant List, genus Tacazzea

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