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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Ordo: Ericales

Familia: Ericaceae
Subfamilia: Ericoideae
Tribus: Bryantheae
Genus: Ledothamnus
Species: L. atroadenus – L. decumbens – L. guyanensis – L. jauaensis – L. luteus – L. parviflorus – L. sessiliflorus

Ledothamnus Meisn. Fl. Bras. 7: 171. (1863)

Type species: Ledothamnus guyanensis Meisn. Fl. Bras. 7: 172. (1863)

Primary references

Meisner, C.D.F. 1863. Flora Brasiliensis (Martius) 7: 171. BHL

Additional references

Gillespie, E.L. & Kron, K.A., 2012. A new tribe, Bryantheae (Ericoideae: Ericaceae), composed of disjunct genera from South America and Japan. Brittonia 64(1): 73–75. DOI: 10.1007/s12228-011-9217-x Reference page.


Hassler, M. 2020. Ledothamnus. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2020. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Apr 27. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2016. Ledothamnus. Published online. Accessed: May 8 2016.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Ledothamnus in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Apr. 26. Reference page. 2016. Ledothamnus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 8 May 2016.

Ledothamnus is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Ericaceae.[1]

Its native range is Northern South America to Northern Brazil.[1]


Ledothamnus atroadenus Maguire, Steyerm. & Luteyn
Ledothamnus decumbens Maguire, Steyerm. & Luteyn
Ledothamnus guyanensis Meisn.
Ledothamnus jauaensis Maguire, Steyerm. & Luteyn
Ledothamnus luteus Maguire, Steyerm. & Luteyn
Ledothamnus parviflorus Gleason
Ledothamnus sessiliflorus N.E.Br.


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