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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales
Familia: Achatocarpaceae
Genus: Achatocarpus
Species: A. balansae – A. brevipedicellatus – A. gracilis – A. hasslerianus – A. microcarpus – A. nigricans – A. oaxacanus – A. praecox – A. pubescens
Source(s) of checklist:

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Achatocarpus in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Nov 20. Reference page.


Achatocarpus Triana Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 4, 9: 45. (1858)

Type species: Achatocarpus nigricans Triana Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 4, 9: 45. (1858)


Triana, J.J. 1858. Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique sér. 4, 9: 45.
Hassler, M. 2017. Achatocarpus. 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. 2017. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2017 May 17. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Achatocarpus. Published online. Accessed: May 17 2017.
Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Achatocarpus.

Achatocarpus is a genus of trees and shrubs belonging to the family Achatocarpaceae. It is distributed throughout tropical South America, predominantly in Argentina. 15 species have been described, but only 9 accepted.[1]


The genus was described by José Jerónimo Triana and published in Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique, série 4 9: 45. 1858.[2] The type species is: Achatocarpus nigricans Triana

Below is a listing of the species of the genus Achatocarpus accepted until January 2017, in alphabetical order. For each indicated the binomial name followed by author.

Achatocarpus balansae Schinz & Autran
Achatocarpus brevipedicellatus H.Walter
Achatocarpus gracilis H.Walter
Achatocarpus hasslerianus Heimerl
Achatocarpus microcarpus Schinz & Autran
Achatocarpus nigricans Triana
Achatocarpus oaxacanus Standl.
Achatocarpus praecox Griseb.
Achatocarpus pubescens C.H.Wright


Achatocarpus brasiliensis H.Walter = Achatocarpus praecox var. praecox.[3]


Achatocarpus Kew
"Achatocarpus". Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
Kew Achatocarpus brasiliensis H.Walter

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