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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: Polyclita
Species: P. turbinata

Polyclita A.C. Sm. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 63: 314. (1936)

monotypic taxon


Smith, A.C. 1936. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 63: 314.
International Plant Names Index. 2016. Polyclita. Published online. Accessed: May 7 2016. 2016. Polyclita. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2016 May 7.

Polyclita is a monotypic genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Ericaceae.[2] It only contains one known species, Polyclita turbinata (Kuntze) A.C.Sm. [1]

It is native to Bolivia.[1]

The genus name of Polyclita is in honour of Polykleitos (c. 480 BC – end of the 5th century BC), a Greek sculptor of bronzes (copies of which probably persist as Roman marble statues).[3] The Latin specific epithet of turbinata means shaped like a top, from turbineus.[4] Both the genus and the species were first described and published in Bull. Torrey Bot. Club Vol.63 on page 314 in 1936.[1]

"Polyclita turbinata (Kuntze) A.C.Sm". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
"Polyclita A.C.Sm. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 16 March 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.
Lewis, Charlton (1891). An Elementary Latin Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199102051.

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