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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: Orobanchaceae
Tribus: Buchnereae
Genus: Centranthera
Species: C. brunoniana – C. chevalieri – C. cochinchinensis – C. grandiflora – C. hispida – C. hookeri – C. indica – C. longiflora – C. nepalensis – C. rubra – C. siamensis – C. tonkinensis – C. tranquebarica

Centranthera R.Br., Prodr. 438. 27. (1810)
Type species: Centranthera hispida R.Br. Prodr. 438. 27. (1810)


Razumovia Spreng., Fl. Hal. Mant. 45. 1807, nom. illeg. non Spreng. (1805).


Centranthera Scheidw. (1842) = Pleurothallis R.Br.


Brown, R. (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 438.
The Plant List 2013. Centranthera in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Feb. 28. 2014. Centranthera. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Feb. 28.
International Plant Names Index. 2014. Centranthera. Published online. Accessed: Feb. 28 2014.
Farr, E. R. & Zijlstra, G. eds. (1996-) Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). 2010 May 23 [1].

Centranthera is a genus of plants in the family Orobanchaceae.[2] The genus is distributed in Asia.[3] There are about 9 species in this genus, and the majority have funnel-shaped flowers. In Nepal, Centranthera cochinchinensis is reportedly used an alternate fodder.[4]

Species include:[3]

Centranthera cochinchinensis (Loureiro) Merrill
Centranthera grandiflora Benth.
Centranthera hispida R. Br.
Centranthera tranquebarica (Sprengel) Merrill

Other uses

The name Centranthera Scheidw. 1842 is an invalid name for the orchid genus Pleurothallis.[5]

Robert Brown, Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 438. 1810
Tropicos: Centranthera
Centranthera. Flora of China. eFloras.
O'Neill, Alexander; Rana, Santosh (2017-07-16). "An ethnobotanical analysis of parasitic plants (Parijibi) in the Nepal Himalaya". Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine. 12 (14): 14. doi:10.1186/s13002-016-0086-y. PMC 4765049. PMID 26912113.
"Centranthera". The Orchid Lady's Illustrated Orchid Encyclopedia.

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