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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Amaranthaceae s.l.
Cladus: Amaranthaceae s.str.
Subfamilia: Amaranthoideae
Genus: Cyphocarpa

Species: C. angustifolia – C. cornea – C. cruciata – C. resedoides – C. trichinioides

Cyphocarpa Lopr. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 27: 42. (1899), nom. nov.

name corrected to Kyphocarpa by Schinz, Nat. Pflanzenfam., ed. 2 [Engler & Prantl] 16c: 43. (1934)
correction accepts Sericocoma subg. Kyphocarpa Fenzl as basionym (Shenzhen ICN Art. 61)

Hernández-Ledesma et al. (2015) preserve the original spelling and omit the basionym (Shenzhen ICN Art. 60.3)

Girard & Kothe-Heinrich (2020) propose to conserve the spelling Kyphocarpa.

Type species: Cyphocarpa trichinioides (Fenzl) Lopr. (as 'trichinoides')


Replaced synonym
Sericocoma subg. Kyphocarpa Fenzl, Linnaea 17: 324. (1843)
Type: Sericocoma trichinioides Fenzl
Sericocoma a.[unranked] Hypocarpha Fenzl ex Endl., Gen. Pl., Suppl. 3: 33. (1842), sphalm.
Ciphocarpa Lopr., Malpighia 14: 425. (1900), orth. var.

Primary references

Endlicher, S.L. 1842. Mantissa botanica. Sistens Generum Plantarum Supplementum Secundum. 111 pp. Fr. Beck, Vindobonae. BHL Reference page. : 33
Fenzl, E. 1844. Pemptas stirpium novarum capensium. Linnaea 17(3): 323–334. BHL Reference page. : 324
Lopriore, G. 1899. Amarantaceae africanae. Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 27: 37–64. BHL Reference page. : 42
Lopriore, G. 1900. Amarantaceae novae. Malpighia; Rassegna Mensile de Botanica 14: 425–456, BHL Reference page. : 425
Schinz, H. 1934. Amarantaceae, in: Engler, A. & Prantl, K.A.E. (eds.): Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien, ed.2. 16c, Engelmann, Leipzig: 7–85, 585–586. Reference page. : 43.
Girard, J.-S. & Kothe-Heinrich, G. 2020. Proposal to conserve the name Kyphocarpa with that spelling (Amaranthaceae). Taxon. 69(2): 405-406. DOI: 10.1002/tax.12221 Open access.

Additional references

Hernández-Ledesma, P., Berendsohn, W. G., Borsch, T., Mering, S. v., Akhani, H., Arias, S., Castañeda-Noa, I., Eggli, U., Eriksson, R., Flores-Olvera, H., Fuentes-Bazán, S., Kadereit, G., Klak, C., Korotkova, N., Nyffeler R., Ocampo G., Ochoterena, H., Oxelman, B., Rabeler, R. K., Sanchez, A., Schlumpberger, B. O. & Uotila, P. 2015. A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. Willdenowia 45(3): 281–383. DOI: 10.3372/wi.45.45301 Open access Reference page.
Farr, E.R. & Zijlstra, G. (eds.) 1996 onwards. Cyphocarpa in Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). Accessed: 2019 11 17.


Hassler, M. 2019. Cyphocarpa. 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 on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Nov. 19. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Cyphocarpa. Published online. Accessed: Nov. 19 2019.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Kyphocarpa. Published online. Accessed: Nov. 19 2019.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Cyphocarpa in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Nov. 19. Reference page. 2019. Cyphocarpa. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Nov. 19.

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