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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Rauvolfioideae
Tribus: Plumerieae
Subtribus: Thevetiinae
Genus: Skytanthus
Species: S. acutus – S. hancorniifolius – S. martianus

Skytanthus Meyen, Reise Erde 1: 376. (1834)

Skytanthus acutus Meyen, Reise Erde 1: 376. (1834)


Habsburgia Mart., Syst. Mat. Med. Bras.: 36 (1843), not validly publ.
Scytalanthus Schauer, Nov. Actorum Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. Nat. Cur. 19(Suppl. 1): 361 (1843)
Skytalanthus Endl., Gen. Pl., Suppl. 3: 75 (1843), orth. var.
Neriandra A.DC. in Candolle, Prodr. 8: 422 (1844)


Meyen, F.J.F. (1834) Reise um die Erde 1: 376. 1: 376.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2017. Skytanthus in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Oct. 10. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Skytanthus. Published online. Accessed: Oct. 10 2017. 2017. Skytanthus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Oct. 10.

Skytanthus is a genus of plant in family Apocynaceae first described as a genus in 1834. It is native to Brazil and Chile in South America.[1]


Skytanthus acutus Meyen - from Antofagasta to Coquimbo in N + C Chile
Skytanthus hancorniifolius (A.DC.) Miers - E Brazil
Skytanthus martianus (Müll.Arg.) Miers - Bahia + Minas Gerais in Brazil

Formerly placed in this genus[1]

Skytanthus havanensis (Müll.Arg.) Miers = Cameraria latifolia L.


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