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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Dioscoreaceae
Genus: Trichopus
Species: T. sempervirens – T. zeylanicus
Name

Trichopus Gaertn., Fruct. Sem. Pl. 1: 44 (1788)

Type species: Trichopus zeylanicus Gaertn., Fruct. Sem. Pl. 1: 44 (1788)

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Trichopodium Lindl., Edwards's Bot. Reg. 18: t. 1543 (1832)
Steireya Raf., Fl. Tellur. 4: 100 (1838)
Podianthus Schnizl., Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 1: 739 (1843)
Avetra H.Perrier, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 71: 25 (1924)

References

Gaertner, J. (1788) De Fructibus et Seminibus Plantarum. . . . 1: 44, t. 14. BHL
Govaerts, R. et al. 2015. Trichopus 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. Trichopus. Published online. Accessed: Sept. 12 2015.
Tropicos.org 2015. Trichopus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2015 Sept. 12.

Trichopus is a genus of two known species of flowering plants. These plants were formerly included in the family Trichopodaceae, but are now considered to belong to Dioscoreaceae.[2]
Taxonomy

The known species of Trichopus are T. sempervirens, endemic to Madagascar and T. zeylanicus, native to India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Malaysia.[1]

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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