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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Celastrales

Familia: Celastraceae
Genus: Cuervea
Species: C. crenulata – C. integrifolia – C. isangiensis – C. kappleriana – C. macrophylla

Cuervea Triana ex Miers, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 28: 330, 370. 1872.

Type species: Cuervea granadensis Miers. LT designated by Smith, Brittonia 3: 397 (1940)


Hippocratea sect. Cuervea (Triana ex Miers) Peyr
Hippocratea sect. Virides Peyr.
Hippocratea subg. Cuerva Benth. & Hook. f.
Hippocratea subg. Cuervea (Triana ex Miers) Loes.
Romualdea Triana & Planch.

Primary references

Triana, J.J., 1872. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 28: 330, 370.


Hassler, M. 2019. Cuervea. 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. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2019 October 04. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Cuervea in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 October 04. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Cuervea. Published online. Accessed: October 04 2019. 2019. Cuervea. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 04 October 2019.

Vernacular names

Cuervea is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Celastraceae.[1]

Its native range is Tropical America, Western Tropical Africa to Angola.[1]


Cuervea crenulata Mennega
Cuervea hawkesii Proctor
Cuervea integrifolia (A.Rich.) A.C.Sm.
Cuervea isangiensis (De Wild.) N.Hallé
Cuervea jamaicensis Proctor
Cuervea kappleriana (Miq.) A.C.Sm.
Cuervea macrophylla (Vahl) R.Wilczek


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