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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Gesneriaceae
Subfamilia: Gesnerioideae
Tribus: Gesnerieae
Subtribus: Gloxiniinae
Genus: Smithiantha
Species: S. aurantiaca – S. canarina – S. cinnabarina – S. laui – S. multiflora – S. zebrina

Smithiantha Kuntze, Rev. Gen. Pl. 2: 977. 1891.

Type species: Smithiantha zebrina (Paxton) Kuntze


Naegelia Regel, Index Sem. Turic. [4]. 1847, nom. illeg. non Rabenh. (1844).

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Mexico
Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest

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

Kuntze, O. 1891. Revisio generum plantarum vascularium omnium atque cellularium multarum secundum leges nomenclaturae internationales cum enumeratione plantarum exoticarum in itinere mundi collectarum. Pars I. Pp. I–CLV, 1–374. Arthur Felix, Leipzig [etc.] BHL Reference page. : 2: 977.

Additional references

Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. Scientific Data 8: 215.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Smithiantha in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Sep 08. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Smithiantha. Published online. Accessed: Sep 08 2021. 2021. Smithiantha. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Sep 08.
Hassler, M. 2021. Smithiantha. 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. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Sep 08. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2021. World Plants. Synonymic Checklist and Distribution of the World Flora. . Smithiantha. Accessed: 08 Sep 2021.

Vernacular names

Smithiantha, sometimes referred to as temple bells, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Gesneriaceae, endemic to southern Mexico, primarily in Oaxaca state.

Smithiantha amabilis (Decne.) Kuntze
Smithiantha cinnabarina (Linden) Kuntze
Smithiantha fulgida (Ortgies ex Van Houtte) Voss
Smithiantha × hyacinthina (Carrière) H.E. Moore
Smithiantha multiflora (M. Martens & Galeotti) Fritsch
Smithiantha punctata (M. Martens & Galeotti) Kuntze
Smithiantha secunda (Oerst. ex Hanst.) Kuntze
Smithiantha zebrina (Regel) Kuntze
Smithiantha zebrina var. geroltiana (Kunth & C.D. Bouché) Voss


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