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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Polemoniaceae
Subfamilia: Cobaeoideae
Tribus: Cobaeeae
Genus: Cobaea
Sectiones: C. sect. Cobaea – C. sect. Pachysepalae – C. sect. Rosenbergia – C. sect. Triovulatae

Cobaea Cav. (1791)

Type species: C. scandens Cav.

Species overview

C. aequatoriensis – C. aschersoniana – C. biaurita – C. campanulata – C. flava – C. gracilis – C. lutea – C. minor – C. pachysepala – C. paneroi – C. penduliflora – C. pringlei – C. rotundiflora – C. scandens – C. skutchii – C. stipularis – C. trianae – C. triflora

Rosenbergia Oersted, Vidensk. Meddel. Dansk Naturhist. Foren. Kjøbenhavn 1856: 30. 1856.
Type species: R. gracilis Oersted


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Prather, L.A. 1999. Systematics of Cobaea (Polemoniaceae). Systematic Botany Monographs 57: 1–81. DOI: 10.2307/25096654

Vernacular names
svenska: Klockrankesläktet

Cobaea is a genus of flowering plants including about 20 species of rapid growing, ornamental climbers whose native range extends from Mexico to Peru. The botanical name honors Father Bernabé Cobo, Spanish Jesuit of the seventeenth century, naturalist, and resident of America for many years. The woody stems can reach 20 ft (6 m). Leaves are alternate lobed with opposite pairs and tendrils. In late summer to early spring, the large, bell-shaped flowers are borne profusely and singly along the stems with bright green, violet, or purple in colors. The plants can become invasive in some areas, and are common weeds in New Zealand.

The Plant List (version 1.1, September 2013) accepts the following species:[1]

Cobaea aequatoriensis Aspl.
Cobaea aschersoniana Brand
Cobaea biaurita Standl.
Cobaea campanulata Hemsl.
Cobaea flava Prather
Cobaea gracilis (Oerst.) Hemsl.
Cobaea lutea D.Don
Cobaea minor M.Martens & Galeotti
Cobaea pachysepala Standl.
Cobaea paneroi Prather
Cobaea penduliflora (H.Karst.) Hook.f.
Cobaea pringlei (House) Standl.
Cobaea rotundiflora Prather
Cobaea scandens Cav. – cathedral bells, cup and saucer vine
Cobaea skutchii I.M.Johnst.
Cobaea stipularis Benth.
Cobaea trianae Hemsl.
Cobaea triflora Donn.Sm.


"Search results for Cobaea", The Plant List, retrieved 2015-09-09

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