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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Marcgraviaceae
Subfamilia: Noranteoideae
Genus: Sarcopera

Sarcopera Bedell in de Roon & S.Dressler, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 119(3): 328. 1997.

Norantea subg. Pseudostachyum Delpino, Atti Soc. Ital. Sci. Nat. 12: 181, 204. 1869. – Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital. 1(4): 259, 280(–281). 1869. – non Pseudostachyum Munro, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 26(1): 141. 1868.
Norantea subsect. Pseudostachyum (Delpino) Szyszył., Nat. Pflanzenfam. [Engl. & Prantl] III. 6: 163. 1893.
Norantea sect. Pseudostachyum (Delpino) Gilg & Werderm., Nat. Pflanzenfam., ed. 2 [Engl. & Prantl], 21: 101. 1925.

Overview of species
Accepted species

S. anomala – S. aurantiaca – S. cordachida – S. flammifera – S. rosulata – S. sessiliflora – S. tepuiensis
⧼Source(s) of checklist⧽:
List based on accepted species according to checklists from Mesoamerica, Antioquia (Colombia), Ecuador, Bolivia, the Guiana Shield, and Brazil as well as to Giraldo-Cañas (2011) and Hammel (2007) – see references.
Names in synonymy

S. atrovinosa – S. coccinea – S. oxystylis
Native distribution areas:

Southern America
Central America
Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama.
Northern South America
Guyana, Venezuela.
Western South America
Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru.
Brazil North.

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

Primary references

De Roon, A. & Dressler, S. 1997. New taxa of Norantea Aubl. s.l. (Marcgraviaceae) from Central America and adjacent South America. Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 119: 327–335. Reference page.

Additional references

De Roon, A.C. & Dressler, S. 2007. Marcgraviaceae. In Funk, V., Hollowell, T., Berry, P., Kelloff, C. & Alexander, S.N., Checklist of the plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 55: 396–397. BHL Reference page.
Dressler, S. 2001. Marcgraviaceae. Pp. 248–260 in Steyermark, J.A. (†), Berry, P.E., Yatskievych, K. & Holst, B.K. (eds.), Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana, Vol. 6, Liliaceae–Myrsinaceae. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis. ISBN 0-915279-81-9. Reference page.
Giraldo-Cañas, D. 2011. Las Marcgraviaceae de Colombia: Inventario, diversidad, endemismo y distribución. Bioetnia 8: 28–39. PDF Reference page.
Giraldo-Cañas, D. & Fiaschi, P. 2005. Las Marcgraviaceae (Ericales) de Brasil: Las especies del complejo Norantea. Caldasia 27: 173–194. Online Reference page.
Hammel, B.E. 2007. Marcgraviaceae. Pp. 374–391 in Hammel, B.E., Grayum, M.H., Herrera, C. & Zamora, N. (eds.), Manual de plantas de Costa Rica, Vol. VI, Dicotiledóneas (Haloragaceae–Phytolaccaceae). Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis. ISBN 978-1-930723-60-3. Reference page.


International Plant Names Index. 2019. Sarcopera. Published online. Accessed: 02 March 2019.
Farr, E.R. & Zijlstra, G. (eds.) 1996 onwards. Sarcopera in Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). Accessed: 2019 March 02.
Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Sarcopera.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Sarcopera in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 2019-03-02.
Hassler, M. 2019. Sarcopera. 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 on the internet. Accessed: 2019 March 02. Reference page. 2019. Sarcopera. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 24 March 2019. Flora Mesoamericana: Sarcopera. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 02 March 2019.
Sarcopera in Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. Accessed: 02 March 2019. Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of the Department of Antioquia (Colombia): Sarcopera. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 02 March 2019. Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador: Sarcopera. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 02 March 2019. Bolivia Catalogue: Sarcopera. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 02 March 2019.
Sarcopera in Flora do Brasil 2020 em construção. Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. Accessed: 02 March 2019.

Sarcopera is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Marcgraviaceae.[1]

Its native range is Central and Southern Tropical America.[1]


Sarcopera anomala (Kunth) Bedell
Sarcopera aurantiaca (Spruce ex Gilg) de Roon & S.Dressler
Sarcopera cordachida (G.Don) Bedell ex S.Dressler
Sarcopera flammifera de Roon & Bedell
Sarcopera oxystylis (Baill.) Bedell ex Gir.-Cañas
Sarcopera rosulata de Roon & Bedell
Sarcopera sessiliflora (Triana & Planch.) Bedell
Sarcopera tepuiensis (de Roon) Bedell


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