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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Ordo: Ericales

Familia: Ericaceae
Subfamilia: Vaccinioideae
Tribus: Vaccinieae
Genus: Anthopterus
Species: A. costaricensis – A. cuneatus – A. ecuadorensis – A. gentryi – A. molaui – A. oliganthus – A. pterotus – A. racemosus – A. revolutus – A. schultzeae – A. verticillatus – A. wardii

Anthopterus Hook. Icon. Pl. 3: ad t. 243. (1839)

Type species: Anthopterus racemosus Hook. Icon. Pl. 3: ad t. 243. (1839)


Thibaudia subg. Anthopterus (Hook.) Hoerold

Primary references

Hooker, W.J. 1840. Icones Plantarum; or figures, with brief descriptive characters and remarks, of new or rare plants, selected from the author's herbarium. Vol. III. Tabs. CCI–CCC. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman. BHL Reference page. : 3: ad t. 243. BHL

Additional references

Luteyn, J.L. 1996. Redefinition of the neotropical genus Anthopterus (Ericaceae: Vaccinieae), including one new species. Brittonia 48(4): 605–610.
Pedraza-Peñalosa, P., Salinas, N.R., Virnig, A.L.S. & Wheeler, W.C. 2015. Preliminary phylogenetic analysis of the Andean clade and the placement of new Colombian blueberries (Ericaceae, Vaccinieae). PhytoKeys, (49): 13–21. DOI: 10.3897/phytokeys.49.8622 Full text HTML Reference page.
Powell, E.A. & Kron, K.A. 2003. Molecular systematics of the northern Andean blueberries (Vaccinieae, Vaccinioideae, Ericaceae). International Journal of Plant Sciences 164(6): 987-995. JSTOR Reference page.


Hassler, M. 2020. Anthopterus. 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. 2020. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 May 25. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Anthopterus in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 May 25. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Anthopterus. Published online. Accessed: May 25 2020. 2020. Anthopterus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 May 25.

Vernacular names

Anthopterus is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Ericaceae.[1]

Its native range is Costa Rica to Peru.[1]


Anthopterus costaricensis Luteyn
Anthopterus cuneatus A.C.Sm.
Anthopterus ecuadorensis Luteyn
Anthopterus gentryi Luteyn
Anthopterus molaui (Luteyn) Luteyn
Anthopterus oliganthus A.C.Sm.
Anthopterus pterotus (A.C.Sm.) Luteyn
Anthopterus racemosus Hook.
Anthopterus revolutus (Wilbur & Luteyn) Luteyn
Anthopterus schultzeae (Sleumer) Luteyn
Anthopterus verticillatus Luteyn
Anthopterus wardii Ball


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