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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: Escobedia
Species: E. brachydonta – E. crassipes – E. grandiflora – E. guatemalensis – E. laevis – E. michoacana – E. obtusifolia – E. parvifolia – E. peduncularis

Ecobedia Ruiz & Pav. Fl. Peruv. Prodr. 91, pl. 18. (1794)

Type species: Escobedia grandiflora (L.f.) Kuntze Revis. Gen. Pl. 3(3): 231. (1898) Lectotype designated as syn. Escobedia scabrifolia Ruiz & Pav.


Ruiz L.H. & Pavón, J.A. (1794) Florae Peruvianae, et Chilensis Prodromus 91, pl. 18.
The Plant List 2013. Escobedia in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Feb. 28. 2014. Escobedia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Feb. 28.
International Plant Names Index. 2014. Escobedia. Published online. Accessed: Feb. 28 2014.

Escobedia is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Orobanchaceae.[1]

Its native range is from Mexico to Southern Tropical America. It is found in the countries of; Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela.[1]

The genus name of Escobedia is in honour of Jorge Escobedo y Alarcón (1743–1805), a Spanish lawyer and colonial administrator in Peru,[2] and it was first described and published in Fl. Peruv. Prodr. on page 91 in 1794.[1]

Known species:[1]

Escobedia brachydonta Pennell
Escobedia crassipes Pennell
Escobedia grandiflora (L.f.) Kuntze
Escobedia guatemalensis Loes.
Escobedia laevis Schltdl. & Cham.
Escobedia michoacana E.Carranza & C.Medina
Escobedia peduncularis Pennell


"Escobedia Ruiz & Pav. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
Burkhardt, Lotte (2018). Verzeichnis eponymischer Pflanzennamen – Erweiterte Edition [Index of Eponymic Plant Names – Extended Edition] (pdf) (in German). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität Berlin. doi:10.3372/epolist2018. ISBN 978-3-946292-26-5. Retrieved 1 January 2021.

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