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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: Malpighiales

Familia: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamilia: Crotonoideae
Tribus: Codiaeae
Genus: Sagotia
Species: S. brachysepala – S. heterocalyx – S. racemosa

Sagotia Baill., Recueil Observ. Bot. 1: 53. (1860), nom. cons.

Type species: Sagotia racemosa Baill., Recueil Observ. Bot. 1: 54. (1860)


Sagotia Duchass. & Walp., Linnaea 23(6): 737. (1851), nom. rej. vide Desmodium Desv., J. Bot. Agric. 1(2): 122, t. 5, fig. 15. (1813), nom. et typ. cons. (Fabaceae)


Baillon, H.E. 1860. Adansonia; recueil (périodique) d'observations botaniques 1: 53.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Sagotia (Euphorbiaceae) in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 May 8. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Sagotia (Euphorbiaceae). Published online. Accessed: May 8 2021. 2021. Sagotia (Euphorbiaceae). Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 May 8.

Sagotia is a genus of plants under the family Euphorbiaceae first described as a genus in 1860.[1][3] It is native to northern South America.[4]


Sagotia brachysepala (Müll.Arg.) Secco - French Guinea, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil
Sagotia racemosa Baill. - French Guinea, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil; possibly Panama + Costa Rica

Formerly included[4]

moved to Morierina (Rubiaceae)

Sagotia gardenioides - Morierina montana (Rubiaceae)

Names in homonym genus[2]

In 1851, Duchassaing & Walpers used the same generic name, Sagotia, to refer to a very different plant.[5] Ordinarily, the rules of nomenclature mandate that the older name should be considered legitimate, while the newer one would need to be abandoned. In this case, however, the decision was made to conserve the newer name and reject the older one. Thus the one name in the older name was changed as follows:

Sagotia triflora (L.) Duchass. & Walp. - Desmodium triflorum (L.) DC.


Tropicos, Sagotia Baill.
Tropicos, Sagotia Duchassaing & Walpers
Baillon, Henri Ernest. 1860. Adansonia 1: 53-54
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Duchassaing de Fontbressin, Édouard Placide & Walpers, Wilhelm Gerhard . 1851. Linnaea : Ein Journal für die Botanik in ihrem ganzen Umfange 23(6): 737-739 in Latin

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