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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: Justicieae
Genus: Carlowrightia
Species: C. albiflora – C. arizonica – C. ecuadoriana – C. fuertensis – C. haplocarpa – C. henricksonii – C. hepalocarpa – C. hintonii – C. huicholiana – C. lesueurii – C. linearifolia – C. mcvaughii – C. mexicana – C. myriantha – C. neesiana – C. ovata – C. parviflora – C. parvifolia – C. pectinata – C. pringlei – C. purpurea – C. serpyllifolia – C. sulcata – C. texana – C. torreyana – C. trichocarpa – C. venturae – C. yucatanensis
Source(s) of checklist:

Carlowrightia A.Gray, 1878

Type species: Schaueria linearifolia Torr. LT designated by Bremekamp, Ind. Nom. Gener. card 01197 (1956)


Cardiacanthus Nees et Schauer
Croftia Small


Gray, A., Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 13: 364. 1878.


Hassler, M. 2018. Carlowrightia. 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 on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jun. 11. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Carlowrightia. Published online. Accessed: Jun. 11 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Carlowrightia in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jun. 11. 2018. Carlowrightia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jun. 11.
Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Carlowrightia. .

Carlowrightia is a genus of flowering plants in the bear's breeches family, Acanthaceae. Members of the genus, commonly known as wrightworts,[1] are mainly small shrubs bearing inflorescences of lily-like flowers. They are native to the Americas, with many species found in western North America. The genus was named for the American botanist Charles Wright.
Selected species

Carlowrightia arizonica A.Gray – Arizona wrightwort
Carlowrightia cordifolia A.Gray
Carlowrightia ecuadoriana T.F.Daniel & Wassh.
Carlowrightia fuertensis
Carlowrightia henricksonii T.F.Daniel
Carlowrightia linearifolia (Torr.) A.Gray – Heath wrightwort
Carlowrightia mexicana Henrickson & Daniel – Mexican wrightwort
Carlowrightia myriantha
Carlowrightia parviflora (Buckl.) Wassh. – Smallflower wrightwort
Carlowrightia parvifolia Brandeg. – Littleleaf wrightwort
Carlowrightia serpyllifolia A.Gray – Trans Pecos wrightwort
Carlowrightia texana Henrickson & Daniel – Texas wrightwort
Carlowrightia torreyana Wassh. – Torrey's wrightwort[1][2]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Carlowrightia.

"Carlowrightia". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 27 May 2010.
"Species Records of Carlowrightia". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-05-27.[permanent dead link]

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