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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Liliopsida
Subclassis: Liliidae
Ordo: Asparagales
Familia: Alliaceae
Tribus: Griffineae
Genus: Griffinia
Species: G. alba - G. aracensis - G. arifolia - G. colatinensis - G. concinna - G. cordata - G. espiritensis - G. gardneriana - G. hyacinthina - G. ilheusiana - G. intermedia - G. itambensis - G. leucantha - G. liboniana - G. mucurina - G. nocturna - G. ornata - G. parviflora - G. paubrasilica - G. rochae - G. rostrata


Griffinia Ker Gawl. 1820


* Hyline Herb., Bot. Mag. 66: t. 3779 (1840).
* Libonia Lem., Jard. Fleur. 3: t. 290 (1852)


* The International Plant Names Index Griffinia.
* Ker Gawler, John Bellenden, 1820: Botanical Register; Consisting of Coloured Figures of Exotic Plants Cultivated in British Gardens; with their History and Mode of Treatment. London, ad t. 444.
* Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Griffinia.
* GBIF .

Griffinia is a genus of monocotyledonous plants in the Amaryllidaceae family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae.[1] It includes 21 species which are endemic to South America, Brazil. The most closely related genus to it is the monotypic Worsleya. The members of the genus Griffinia are tropical, bulbous plants which grow in high levels of humidity. The leaves are green, petiolate, elliptical, sometimes with white speckles on them. The flowers are typical for the tribe - lilac or blue colored (although there are also white - colored species) and collected into an umbel. Many of the members in this genus are endangered because of the deforestation of their habitat.

The genus Griffinia includes 2 subgenera and 21 species.

Subgenus Griffinia - includes the typical blue - flowering members of the genus.
Griffinia alba
Griffinia aracensis
Griffinia arifolia
Griffinia colatinensis
Griffinia concinna
Griffinia cordata
Griffinia espiritensis
Griffinia hyacinthina
Griffinia ilheusiana
Griffinia intermedia
Griffinia itambensis
Griffinia leucantha
Griffinia liboniana
Griffinia mucurina
Griffinia ornata
Griffinia parviflora
Griffinia paubrasilica
Griffinia rochae
Griffinia rostrata
Subgenus Hyline - includes white - flowering, fragrant members.
Griffinia nocturna
Griffinia gardneriana


^ Stevens, P.F. (2001 onwards), Angiosperm Phylogeny Website: Asparagales: Amaryllidoideae

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