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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Rapateaceae
Genus: Spathanthus
Species: S. bicolor – S. unilateralis

Spathanthus Desv., Ann. Sci. Nat. (Paris) 13: 45 (1828)

Type species: Spathanthus unilateralis (Rudge) Desv., Ann. Sci. Nat. (Paris) 13: 45 (1828)


Desvaux, N.A. (1828) Annales des Sciences Naturelles (Paris) 13: 45. BHL
Govaerts, R. et al. 2015. Spathanthus in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2015 Aug 20. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2015. Spathanthus. Published online. Accessed: Aug 20 2015. 2015. Spathanthus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 20 Aug 2015.

Spathanthus is a group of plants in the family Rapateaceae described as a genus in 1828.[2][3]

The genus is native to South America.[4]


Spathanthus bicolor Ducke - SE Colombia (Amazonas), S Venezuela (Amazonas), N Brazil (Amazonas)
Spathanthus unilateralis (Rudge) Desv. N Brazil (Pará, Amapá, Amazonas), S Venezuela (Amazonas), Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana


Maguire, Bassett. 1958. Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden 10(1): 37-40
Tropicos, Spathanthus Desv.
Desvaux, Nicaise Augustin. 1828. Annales des Sciences Naturelles (Paris) 13: 45 in Latin
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

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