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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Zingiberales

Familia: Marantaceae
Genus: Hypselodelphys
Species: H. hirsuta – H. lopei – H. poggeana – H. scandens – H. triangularis – H. velutina – H. violacea – H. zenkeriana

Hypselodelphys (K.Schum.) Milne-Redh., Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belgique 83: 12 (1950)

Type species: non designatus


Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. (1950) Bulletin de la Société Royale de Botanique de Belgique 83: 12; et in Kew Bull. 1950, 158 (1950)
Govaerts, R. et al. 2015. Hypselodelphys in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2015 May 2. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2015. Hypselodelphys. Published online. Accessed: May 2 2015. 2015. Hypselodelphys. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2015 May 2.

Hypselodelphys is a group of plants in the Marantaceae described as a genus in 1950.[2][1] native to tropical Africa from Liberia to Uganda and south to Angola.[3][4] It contains 8 recognized species:


Hypselodelphys hirsuta – Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea
Hypselodelphys lopei – Gabon
Hypselodelphys poggeana – tropical Africa from Liberia to Angola
Hypselodelphys scandens – Central Africa from Nigeria to Uganda and Angola
Hypselodelphys triangularis – Liberia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo
Hypselodelphys velutina – Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast
Hypselodelphys violacea – tropical Africa from Liberia to Angola
Hypselodelphys zenkeriana – Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo


Tropicos, Hypselodelphys (K.Schum.) Milne-Redh
Milne-Redhead, Edgar Wolston Bertram Handsley. 1950. Kew Bulletin 1950: 160
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Hypselodelphys
Edgar Wolston Bertram Handsley Milne-Redhead. 1950. Kew. Bull. 1950: 160.

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