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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: Vaccinioideae
Tribus: Vaccinieae
Genus: Pellegrinia
Species: P. coccinea – P. dichogama – P. grandiflora – P. guascensis – P. harmsiana – P. hirsuta

Pellegrinia Sleumer Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin–Dahlem 12(113): 279, 287–288. (1935)

Type species: Pellegrinia grandiflora (Ruiz & Pav. ex G. Don) Sleumer Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin–Dahlem 12(113): 288. (1935)


Sleumer, H.O. 1935. Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahlem 12(113): 279, 287–288.


Hassler, M. 2020. Pellegrinia. 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 on the internet. Accessed: 2020 May 27. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Pellegrinia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 May 27. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Pellegrinia. Published online. Accessed: May 27 2020. 2020. Pellegrinia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 May 27.

Vernacular names

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

It is native to Colombia and Peru in western South America.[1]

The genus name of Pellegrinia is in honour of François Pellegrin (1881–1965), a French botanist, who specialised in the plants of tropical Africa.[2] It was first described and published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem Vol.12 on page 287 in 1935.[1]
Known species

According to Kew:[1]

Pellegrinia coccinea (Hoerold) Sleumer
Pellegrinia grandiflora (Ruiz & Pav.) Sleumer
Pellegrinia harmsiana (Hoerold) Sleumer
Pellegrinia hirsuta (Ruiz & Pav.) Sleumer


"Pellegrinia Sleumer | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 19 May 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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