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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Myrtales

Familia: Onagraceae
Subfamilia: Onagroideae
Tribus: Lopezieae
Genus: Megacorax
Species: M. gracielanus
Name

Megacorax S.González & W.L.Wagner Novon 12(3): 361. (2002)

monotypic taxon

References

González Elizondo, M.S. & Wagner, W.L. 2002. Novon 12(3): 361.
Hassler, M. 2017. Megacorax. 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. 2017. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Nov. 2. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. Nov. 2. Megacorax. Published online. Accessed: {{{3}}} Nov. 2.

Megacorax is a monotypic genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Onagraceae.[1] The only species is Megacorax gracielanus S.González & W.L.Wagner.[2]

It is native to Mexico.[2] It was found in Sierra de Coneto, Durango.[3]

The genus name of Megacorax is in honour of Peter H. Raven (born June 13, 1936) is an American botanist and environmentalist, notable as the longtime director, now President Emeritus, of the Missouri Botanical Garden.[4] Megacorax refers to 'great' and 'Corvus' which is the latin name for Raven.[3]

The Latin specific epithet of gracielanus honors the botanist Graciela Calderon Diaz-Barriga. Both the genus and species were first described and published in Novon Vol.12 on page 361 in 2002.[2]
References

"Megacorax S.González & W.L.Wagner | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
"Megacorax gracielanus S.González & W.L.Wagner | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 25 October 2021.
Elizondo, M. Socorro González; Enriquez, I. Lorena López; Wagner, Warren L. (2002). "Megacorax gracielanus (Onagraceae), a New Genus and Species from Durango, Mexico". Novon. pp. 360–365. doi:10.2307/3393079. Retrieved 25 October 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.

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