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Callicarpa acuminata 2zz

Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Callicarpoideae
Genus: Callicarpa
Species: Callicarpa acuminata

Callicarpa acuminata Kunth

F. W. H. A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. gen. sp. 2:204[folio]; 2:252[quarto]. 1818
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Callicarpa acuminata in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Callicarpa acuminata is a species of beautyberry native to Latin America from Mexico to Bolivia.[1][2][3] Unlike the other species of this genus, C. acuminata produces small berry-like fruits which can be dark-purple or dark blue-purple. The fruit can sometimes be white. The flowers blooms are white. The fruit grow in tight clumps and sometimes resemble grapes. They are cultivated as garden trees.

Three varieties are recognized:

Callicarpa acuminata var. acuminata - from Mexico to Bolivia
Callicarpa acuminata var. argutidentata Moldenke - Tamaulipas, Honduras
Callicarpa acuminata var. pringlei (Briq.) Moldenke - eastern Mexico from Tamaulipas to Chiapas


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
Davidse, G. & al. (eds.) (2012). Flora Mesoamericana 4(2): 1-533. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F..

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