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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Araliaceae
Subfamilia: Aralioideae
Genus: Oreopanax
Species Oreopanax xalapensis

Oreopanax xalapensis (Kunth) Decne. & Planch., Rev. Hort., IV, 3: 108. 1854.


Aralia xalapensis Kunth in F.W.H.von Humboldt, A.J.A.Bonpland & C.S.Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. 5: 8 (1821).
Hedera xalapensis (Kunth) DC., Prodr. 4: 264 (1830).
Oreopanax xalapensis var. normalis Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 271 (1891).
Aralia thibautii Verschaff., Nursery Cat. (Ambroise Verschaffelt) 71: 2 (1861).
Aralia ghiesbrechtii Verschaff., Nursery Cat. (Ambroise Verschaffelt) 71: 1 (1862).
Monopanax ghiesbreghtii (Verschaff.) Regel, Gartenflora 18: 35 (1869).
Aralia mexicana Lavallée, Énum. Arbres: 125 (1877), nom. nud.
Oreopanax thibautii (Verschaff.) Hook.f., Bot. Mag. 104: t. 6340 (1878).
Oreopanax xalapensis var. laxiflorus Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 271 (1891).
Oreopanax xalapensis var. spiciformis Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 271 (1891).
Oreopanax taubertianus J.D.Sm., Bot. Gaz. 19: 4 (1894).
Oreopanax loesenerianus Harms, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 23: 127 (1896).
Oreopanax langlassei Standl., Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 23: 1083 (1924).

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Southern America
Regional:Central America
Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panam
Continental: Northern America
Mexican Pacific Is.; Mexico Central; Mexico Gulf; Mexico Southeast; Mexico Southwest

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

Decaisne, J. & Planchon, J.É., 1854. Rev. Hort. (Paris) sér. 4, 3:108. 1854


Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Oreopanax xalapensis in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Nov. 22. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2018. Oreopanax xalapensis. 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. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Nov. 22. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Oreopanax xalapensis. Published online. Accessed: Nov. 22 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Oreopanax xalapensis in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Nov. 22. 2018. Oreopanax xalapensis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Nov. 22.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Oreopanax xalapensis in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Vernacular names
español: Mano de león, mano de tigre, aticuej, chili mazorco, mazorco, matagente

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