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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: Rubiaceae
Subfamilia: Cinchonoideae
Tribus: Rondeletieae
Genus: Blepharidium
Species: B. guatemalense

Blepharidium Standl., J. Washington Acad. Sci. 8: 59. (1918)

monotypic taxon


Standley, P.C. 1918. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 8(3): 59.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Blepharidium in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Mar. 17. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Blepharidium. Published online. Accessed: Mar. 17 2019. 2019. Blepharidium. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 17 Mar. 2019.

Blepharidium is a monotypic genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae. The genus contains only one species, viz. Blepharidium guatemalense, which is native to Guatemala, Honduras and southern Mexico (Chiapas, Campeche, Tabasco).[2] Older works might mention two species (viz. B. guatemalense and B. mexicanum).[3]

Blepharidium was named by Paul Standley in 1918.[4] The name is derived from the Ancient Greek words blepharitis or blepharidos, meaning "on an eyelid". The similar term, blepharis means "an eyelash".[5]

A cladistic analysis of morphological characters found Blepharidium to be closely related to Cosmibuena, Balmea, and Hillia,[6] but a molecular phylogenetic study placed it closer to Rondeletia.[7]

Fuentes, A.C.D.; Martínez Salas, E.; Samain, M.-S. (2021). "Blepharidium guatemalense". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2021: e.T30687A126292331. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-1.RLTS.T30687A126292331.en. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
"Blepharidium in the World Checklist of Rubiaceae". Retrieved 10 June 2014.
Mabberley DJ (2008). Mabberley's Plant Book (3 ed.). Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-82071-4.
Standley, PC. (1918). "Blepharidium page 59. In: "Blepharidium, a new genus of Rubiaceae from Guatemala"". Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences. 8: 58–60.
Quattrocchi U (2000). CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names. Vol. 1. Boca Raton, New York, Washington DC, London: CRC Press. ISBN 978-0-8493-2675-2.
Andersson L (1995). "Tribes and genera of the Cinchoneae complex (Rubiaceae)". Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. 82 (3): 409–427. doi:10.2307/2399891. JSTOR 2399891.
Manns U, Bremer B (2010). "Towards a better understanding of intertribal relationships and stable tribal delimitations within Cinchonoideae s.s. (Rubiaceae)" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 56 (1): 21–39. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2010.04.002. PMID 20382247. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-27.

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