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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Magnoliids
Ordo: Magnoliales

Familia: Annonaceae
Subfamilia: Annonoideae
Tribus: Annoneae
Genus: Goniothalamus
Species: G. acehensis – G. alatus – G. albiflorus – G. amplifolius – G. amuyon – G. andersonii – G. angustifolius – G. aruensis – G. aurantiacus – G. australis – G. borneensis – G. bracteosus – G. brevicuspis – G. bygravei – G. calcareus – G. caloneurus – G. calvicarpus – G. calycinus – G. cardiopetalus – G. carolinensis – G. catanduanensis – G. cauliflorus – G. chartaceus – G. cheliensis – G. chinensis – G. cleistogamus – G. clemensii – G. copelandii – G. coriaceus – G. costulatus – G. crockerensis – G. curtisii – G. dewildei – G. dolichocarpus – G. dolichopetalus – G. donnaiensis – G. dumontetii – G. elegans – G. elmeri – G. epiphyticus – G. euneurus – G. expansus – G. fulvus – G. gabriacianus – G. gardneri – G. giganteus – G. gigantifolius – G. gitingensis – G. gracilipes – G. grandiflorus – G. griffithii – G. holttumii – G. hookeri – G. howii – G. imbricatus – G. kamarudinii – G. kinabaluensis – G. kostermansii – G. lancifolius – G. laoticus – G. latestigma – G. leiocarpus – G. lii – G. loerzingii – G. longistaminus – G. longistylus – G. macranthus – G. macrocalyx – G. macrophyllus – G. maewongensis – G. magnificus – G. majestatis – G. malayanus – G. meeboldii – G. megalocalyx – G. mindorensis – G. miquelianus – G. monospermus – G. montanus – G. multiovulatus – G. ninhianus – G. nitidus – G. obtusatus – G. obtusifolius – G. palawanensis – G. panayensis – G. parallelovenius – G. peduncularis – G. phaeotrichus – G. philippinensis – G. puncticulifolius – G. repevensis – G. rhynchantherus – G. ridleyi – G. rongklanus – G. roseus – G. rostellatus – G. rotundisepalus – G. rufus – G. saccopetaloides – G. saigonensis – G. salicinus – G. sawtehii – G. scortechinii – G. sesquipedalis – G. shraddhae – G. sibuyanensis – G. simonsii – G. stenopetalus – G. stenophyllus – G. suaveolens – G. subevenius – G. suluensis – G. takhtajanii – G. tamirensis – G. tapis – G. tapisoides – G. tavoyensis – G. tenasserimensis – G. tenuifolius – G. thomsonii – G. thwaitesii – G. tomentosus – G. tortilipetalus – G. touranensis – G. trunciflorus – G. undulatus – G. uniovulatus – G. uvarioides – G. velutinus – G. vietnamensis – G. viridiflorus – G. walkeri – G. wightii – G. woodii – G. wrayi – G. wynaadensis – G. yunnanensis

Goniothalamus (Blume) Hook. f. & Thomson, Fl. Ind. [Hooker f. & Thomson] 1: 105. (1855) nom. cons.

Type species: Goniothalamus macrophyllus Hook. f. & Thomson Fl. Ind. [Hooker f. & Thomson] 1(1): 74. (1872)


Polyalthia sect. Goniothalamus Blume Fl. Jav. 28–29: 71, 79, pl. 39. (1830)
Richella A.Gray Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts ii. 325. (1852)
Type species: Richella monosperma A. Gray. Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts ii. 325. (1852)
Atrategia Bedd. ex Hook.f.
Atrutegia Bedd.
Beccariodendron Warb


Hooker, J.D & Thomson, T. 1855. Flora Indica: Being a Systematic Account of the Plants of British India 105.
Brummitt, R.K. 2011. Report of the nomenclature committee for vascular plants: 62. Taxon 60: 226–232.
International Plant Names Index. 2016. Goniothalamus. Published online. Accessed: Aug. 18 2016.
Nakkuntod, M., Su, Y.C., Seelanan, T. & Saunders, R.M. 2009. Molecular phylogenetic and morphological evidence for the congeneric status of Goniothalamus and Richella (Annonaceae). Taxon 58: 127–132. Full text PDF from ResearchGate
Saunders, R.M. & Wang, J. 2011. Five new nomenclatural combinations in Dasymaschalon and Goniothalamus (Annonaceae). Nordic Journal of Botany 29(6): 674-676. DOI: 10.1111/j.1756-1051.2011.01293.x Full text PDF from ResearchGate Reference page.
Tang, C.C., Xue, B. & Saunders, R.M.K. 2013. A new species of Goniothalamus (Annonaceae) from Palawan, and a new nomenclatural combination in the genus from Fiji. PhytoKeys 32: 27-35. DOI: 10.3897/phytokeys.32.6663 Reference page.
The Plant List 2013. Goniothalamus in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2016 Aug. 18. 2016. Goniothalamus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2016 Aug. 18.

Goniothalamus is one of the largest palaeotropical genera of plant in family Annonaceae.

Iban people beliefs

It is believed by the Iban people that when burnt it repels mosquitoes because of its strong scent and thick smoke it creates. It is also believed to repel evil spirits, it is mostly burned during the night and on days where it is both hot and rainy.
Species list

It contains the following species (divided according to Floristic Region):

Fijian Region (Fiji and New Hebrides)

Goniothalamus monospermus (A.Gray) R.M.K.Saunders

Indian Region (India and Sri Lanka)

Goniothalamus gardneri Hook.f. & Thomson
Goniothalamus hookeri Thwaites
Goniothalamus rhynchantherus Dunn
Goniothalamus salicina Hook.f. & Thomson
Goniothalamus simonsii Hook.f. & Thomson
Goniothalamus thwaitesii Hook.f. & Thomson
Goniothalamus wynaadensis Bedd.
Goniothalamus meeboldii Craib[1]

Indochinese Region (South China extending into North Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar)

Goniothalamus aurantiacus R.M.K. Saunders & Chalermglin
Goniothalamus chinensis, Merr. & Chun
Goniothalamus calvicarpus Craib
Goniothalamus chartaceus H.L.Li
Goniothalamus cheliensis H.H.Hu
Goniothalamus elegans Ast
Goniothalamus expansus Craib
Goniothalamus griffithii Hook.f. & Thomson
Goniothalamus laoticus (Finep & Gagnep.) Bân
Goniothalamus macrocalyx Bân
Goniothalamus repevensis Pierre ex Finet & Gagnep.
Goniothalamus rongklanus R.M.K. Saunders & Chalermglin
Goniothalamus saigonensis Pierre ex Finet & Gagnep.
Goniothalamus sawtehii C.E.C.Fisch.
Goniothalamus tamirensis Pierre ex Finet & Gagnep.
Goniothalamus tavoyensis Chatterjee

Malesian Region (Malaysia, Borneo, New Guinea, Sumatra, Philippines)

Goniothalamus acehensis R. M. K. Saunders[2]
Goniothalamus alatus R. M. K. Saunders[2]
Goniothalamus amuyon (Blanco) Merr.[2]
Goniothalamus andersonii J.Sinclair
Goniothalamus calycinus J. Sinclair
Goniothalamus costulatus Miq.[2]
Goniothalamus curtisii King
Goniothalamus dewildei R. M. K. Saunders[2]
Goniothalamus expansus Craib
synonym: Goniothalamus subevenius King
Goniothalamus flavus Hook.f. & Thomson
Goniothalamus giganteus (Wall. ex) Hook.f. & Thomson
Goniothalamus grandiflorus (Warb.) Boerl.
Goniothalamus holttumii J. Sinclair
Goniothalamus latestigma C.E.C.Fisch.
Goniothalamus loerzingii R. M. K. Saunders[2]
Goniothalamus longistaminus R. M. K. Saunders[2]
Goniothalamus macrophyllus (Blume) Hook.f. & Thomson
Goniothalamus maewongensis R.M.K. Saunders & Chalermglin
Goniothalamus majestatis Keßler
Goniothalamus malayanus Hook.f. & Thomson
Goniothalamus miquelianus R. M. K. Saunders[2]
Goniothalamus montanus J. Sinclair
Goniothalamus nitidus Merr.
Goniothalamus parallelivenius Ridl.[2]
Goniothalamus puncticulifolius Merr.
Goniothalamus ridleyi King
Goniothalamus rotundisepalus M.R. Hend.
Goniothalamus scortechinii King
Goniothalamus tapis Miq.
Goniothalamus tavogensis Chatterjee
Goniothalamus tenuifolius King
Goniothalamus tomentosus R.M.K. Saunders
Goniothalamus tortilipetalus M.R. Hend.
Goniothalamus undulatus Ridl.
Goniothalamus uvarioides King
Goniothalamus velutinus King
Goniothalamus wrayi Airy Shaw

Neocaledonian Region (New Caledonia)

Goniothalamus dumontetii R.M.K. Saunders & J. Munzinger
Goniothalamus obtusatus (Baill.) R.M.K.Saunders


"A Checklist of Plants of Andaman and Nicobar Islands". Retrieved 2020-02-17.

Saunders, R.M.K. 2002. The genus Goniothalamus (Annonaceae) in Sumatra. Nordic Journal of Botany. 26 (5-6): 329 - 337. [1]


Saunders, R.M.K. and Chalermglin, P. 2008. A synopsis of Goniothalamus species (Annonaceae) in Thailand, with descriptions of three new species. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 156(3): 355–384.

Saunders, R.M.K. 2003. A synopsis of Goniothalamus species (Annonaceae) in Peninsular Malaysia, with a description of a new species. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 142: 321–339.

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