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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: Malpighiales

Familia: Malpighiaceae
Genus: Gaudichaudia
Species: G. albida – G. andersonii – G. chasei – G. congestiflora – G. cycloptera – G. cynanchoides – G. diandra – G. galeottiana – G. hexandra – G. implexa – G. intermixteca – G. karwinskiana – G. krusei – G. mcvaughii – G. mollis – G. palmeri – G. subverticillata – G. symplecta – G. synoptera – G. zygoptera

Gaudichaudia Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. [H.B.K.] 5: t. 445. (1821)

Type species: Gaudichaudia cynanchoides Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. [H.B.K.] v. 156. t. 455. (1821)


Rosanthus Small, N. Amer. Fl. 25(2): 131. (1910)
Tritomopterys Nied., Arb. Bot. Inst. Braunsberg 4: 28. (1912)


Kunth, 1821. Nova Genera et Species Plantarum 5: t. 445.
Jessup, S.L. 2002. Six new species and taxonomic revisions in Mexican Gaudichaudia (Malpighiaceae). Madroño 49(4): 237-255. JSTOR Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Gaudichaudia (Malpighiaceae) in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Aug. 22. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Gaudichaudia (Malpighiaceae). Published online. Accessed: Aug. 22 2020. 2020. Gaudichaudia (Malpighiaceae). Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Aug. 22. Vascular Plants of the Americas: Gaudichaudia (Malpighiaceae). Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Aug. 22.

Gaudichaudia is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Malpighiaceae.[1]

The type species is Gaudichaudia cynanchoides Kunth.[2]

It is found as a native in the countries of Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Venezuela.[1]

The genus name of Gaudichaudia is in honour of Charles Gaudichaud-Beaupré (1789–1854), a French botanist.[3] It was first described and published in (F.W.H.von Humboldt, A.J.A.Bonpland & C.S.Kunth edited), Nov. Gen. Sp. Vol.5 on page 156 in 1822.[1]


Mostly scandent (vine-like) or trailing shrubs, with opposite leaves which are entire (have a smooth edge) and are petiolate (have a leaf stalk). The calyx (sepals of a flower) has 8 or 10 glands. The petals are yellow and dentate (edges are teethed) and the fruit (or seed capsule) has 3 samaras (A dry, indehiscent fruit with its wall expanded into a wing).[4]
Known species

According to Kew;[1]

Gaudichaudia albida Schltdl. & Cham.
Gaudichaudia andersonii S.L.Jessup
Gaudichaudia chasei W.R.Anderson
Gaudichaudia congestiflora A.Juss.
Gaudichaudia cycloptera (Moc. & Sessé ex DC.) W.R.Anderson
Gaudichaudia cynanchoides Kunth
Gaudichaudia diandra (Nied.) Chodat
Gaudichaudia galeottiana (Nied.) Chodat
Gaudichaudia hexandra (Nied.) Chodat
Gaudichaudia implexa S.L.Jessup
Gaudichaudia intermixteca S.L.Jessup
Gaudichaudia karwinskiana A.Juss.
Gaudichaudia krusei W.R.Anderson
Gaudichaudia mcvaughii W.R.Anderson
Gaudichaudia mollis Benth.
Gaudichaudia palmeri S.Watson
Gaudichaudia subverticillata Rose
Gaudichaudia symplecta S.L.Jessup
Gaudichaudia synoptera S.L.Jessup
Gaudichaudia zygoptera S.L.Jessup


"Gaudichaudia Kunth | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 13 September 2021.
Bonpland, Aimé; Humboldt, Alexander von; Kunth, Karl Sigismund (1821). "Nova genera et species plantarum :quas in peregrinatione ad plagam aequinoctialem orbis novi collegerunt /descripserunt, partim adumbraverunt Amat. Bonpland et Alex. de Humboldt ; ex schedis autographis Amati Bonplandi in ordinem digessit Carol. Sigismund. Kunth ..." Ex officina Christophori Plantini ... Retrieved 13 September 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.
Paul Carpenter Standley Contributions from the United States National Herbarium, Vol. 23, Trees and Shrubs of Mexico (1920) , p. 570, at Google Books

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