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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Celastrales

Familia: Celastraceae
Genus: Plenckia
Species: P. bahiensis – P. integerrima – P. microcarpa – P. populnea

Plenckia Reissek, Fl. Bras. 11(1): 29 1861

Type species: Plenckia populnea Reissek.


Austroplenckia Lundell, Lilloa 4: 378. (1939)
Viposia Lundell, 4: 384,tab. 1, fig. 1. (1939)

Primary references

Reissek, S., 1861. Flora Brasiliensis 11(1): 29.

Additional references

Biral, L., Simmons, M.P., Smidt, E.C., Tembrock, L.R., Bolson, M., Archer, R.H. & Lombardi, J.A. 2017. Systematics of New World Maytenus (Celastraceae) and a New Delimitation of the Genus. Systematic Botany 42(4): 680-693. DOI: 10.1600/036364417X696456 Paywall. PDF Reference page.


Hassler, M. 2019. Plenckia. 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. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2019 October 03. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Plenckia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 October 03. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Plenckia. Published online. Accessed: October 03 2019. 2019. Plenckia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 03 October 2019.

Vernacular names

Plenckia is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Celastraceae.[1]

It is native to Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and north-western Argentina.[1]

The genus name of Plenckia is in honour of Joseph Jakob Plenck (1735–1807), an Austrian physician and polymath. He is now known as a pioneer dermatologist.[2] It was first described and published in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Bras. Vol.11 (Issue 1) on page 30 in 1861.[1]
Known species

According to Kew:[1]

Plenckia integerrima Lundell
Plenckia microcarpa Lundell
Plenckia populnea Reissek


"Plenckia Reissek | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 20 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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