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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: Rauvolfioideae
Tribus: Aspidospermateae
Genus: Vallesia
Species: V. antillana – V. aurantiaca – V. baileyana – V. conzattii – V. glabra – V. hypoglauca – V. laciniata – V. montana – V. pubescens – V. sinaloensis – V. spectabilis –

Vallesia Ruiz & Pav., Fl. Peruv. Prodr.: 28 (1794)

Type species: Vallesia glabra (Cav.) Link, Enum. Hort. Berol. Alt. 1: 207 (1821) originally designated as synonym Vallesia dichotoma Ruiz & Pav., Fl. Peruv. 2: 26 (1799)


Ruiz López, H. & Pavón, J.A. 1794. Florae Peruvianae, et Chilensis Prodromus 28, pl. 5 [top].
Govaerts, R. et al. 2017. Vallesia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Oct. 20. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Vallesia. Published online. Accessed: Oct. 20 2017. 2017. Vallesia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Oct. 20.

Vallesia is a genus of plants in the family Apocynaceae first described as a genus in 1794. It is native to South America, Central America, Mexico, Florida, Galápagos, and the West Indies.[1]


Vallesia antillana Woodson - Cuba, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Florida, Bahamas, Yucatán Peninsula
Vallesia aurantiaca (M.Martens & Galeotti) J.F.Morales - C + S Mexico, Central America
Vallesia baileyana Woodson - Sonora
Vallesia conzattii Standl. - Oaxaca
Vallesia glabra (Cav.) Link - Mexico; South America from Colombia to Paraguay
Vallesia hypoglauca Ernst - Venezuela
Vallesia laciniata Brandegee - Baja California
Vallesia montana Urb. - Cuba, Hispaniola
Vallesia pubescens Andersson - Galápagos
Vallesia sinaloensis El.Mey. ex J.F.Morales - Sinaloa
Vallesia spectabilis El.Mey. ex J.F.Morales - Jalisco
Vallesia vaupesana J.F.Morales - Vaupes in Colombia

formerly included[1]

Vallesia macrocarpa Hillebr. = Pteralyxia laurifolia (G.Lodd.) Leeuwenb.

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