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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Rapateaceae
Genus: Cephalostemon
Species: C. affinis – C. angustatus – C. gracilis – C. microglochin – C. riedelianus

Cephalostemon R.H.Schomb., Rapatea: 9 (1845)

Type species: Cephalostemon gracilis (Poepp. & Endl.) R.H.Schomb., Rapatea: 9 (1845)


Schomburgk, R.H. (1845) Die Rapatea Friderici Angusti 9.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2015. Cephalostemon in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2015 Aug 20. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2015. Cephalostemon. Published online. Accessed: Aug 20 2015. 2015. Cephalostemon. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 20 Aug 2015.

Cephalostemon is a group of plants in the family Rapateaceae described as a genus in 1845.[1][2]

The genus is native to South America.[3]


Cephalostemon affinis Körn - Amazonas, Tafelberg, Pará
Cephalostemon angustatus Malme - Mato Grosso do Sul
Cephalostemon gracilis (Poepp. & Endl.) R.H.Schomb. - Pará
Cephalostemon microglochin Sandwith - Amazonas, Mato Grosso do Sul, Santa Cruz
Cephalostemon riedelianus Körn - Minas Gerais, Goiás


Schomburgk, Robert Hermann. 1845. Die Rapatea Friderici Angusti 9
Tropicos, Cephalostemon R.H.Schomb.
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

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