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Aphelandra aurantiaca

Aphelandra aurantiaca, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Acanthaceae
Subfamilia: Acanthoideae
Tribus: Acantheae
Subtribus: Aphelandrinae
Genus: Aphelandra
Species: Aphelandra aurantiaca
Varietas: A. a. var. nitens

Aphelandra aurantiaca (Scheidw.) Lindl., Edwards's Bot. Reg. 31: t. 12 (1845).

Aphelandra acutifolia Tafalla ex Nees
Aphelandra aurantiaca var. roezlii Ortg. ex Van Houtte
Aphelandra aurantiaca var. stenophylla Standl.
Aphelandra bullata H. Wendl.
Aphelandra fascinator Linden & André
Aphelandra glischrochlamys Leonard
Aphelandra leiophylla Leonard
Aphelandra lonchochlamys Leonard
Aphelandra nana Leonard
Aphelandra paraensis Lindau
Aphelandra phalacra Leonard
Aphelandra repanda Nees
Aphelandra roezlei Carr.
Aphelandra sciophila Mart. ex Nees
Aphelandra simplex Lindau
Aphelandra sneidernii Leonard
Aphelandra uribei Leonard
Harrachia repanda Mart. ex Nees
Hemisandra aurantiaca Scheidw.
Ruellia quadrangularis Vell.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Mexico
Mexico (Chiapas, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico State, Michoacan, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz)
Continental: Southern America
Bolivia (Beni, Cochabamba, La Paz, Santa Cruz), Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, Costa Rica, Peru, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana, N-Brazil (Amazonas, Acre), Colombia (Antioquia, Cauca, Choc, Putumayo, Valle)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

Lindley, J. (1845) Edwards's Bot. Reg. 31: t. 12.


Hassler, M. 2018. Aphelandra aurantiaca. 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. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2018 Jun. 08. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Aphelandra aurantiaca. Published online. Accessed: Jun. 08 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Aphelandra aurantiaca in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published online. Accessed: 2018 Jun. 08. 2018. Aphelandra aurantiaca. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 08 Jun. 2018.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Aphelandra aurantiaca in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

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