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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Tecophilaeaceae
Genus: Tecophilaea
Species: T. cyanocrocus – T. violiflora

Tecophilaea Bertero ex Colla , Herb. Pedem. 5: 447 (1836)
Type species: Tecophilaea violiflora Bertero ex Colla, Mem. Reale Accad. Sci. Torino 39: 20 (1836)


Distrepta Miers, Trav. Chile 2: 529 (1826), nom. inval.
Poeppigia Kunze ex Rchb., Consp. Regn. Veg.: 212a (1828), nom. inval.
Phyganthus Poepp. & Endl., Nov. Gen. Sp. Pl. 2: 71 (1838)


Bertero, C.L.G. 1836. Herbarium Pedemontanum 5: 447.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2014. Tecophilaea in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Dec. 2. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2014. Tecophilaea. Published online. Accessed: Dec. 2 2014. 2014. Tecophilaea. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Dec. 2.

Tecophilaea is a genus of cormous plants in the family Tecophilaeaceae. There are two known species, both native to southern South America.[1]

Tecophilaea was named for Tecophila Billotti, botanical artist and daughter of the Italian botanist Luigi Aloysius Colla of Turin, who found this plant in 1836, credited with publishing the genus name after it had been suggested by Carlo Luigi Giuseppe Bertero.


Tecophilaea cyanocrocus Leyb. - Santiago Province in Chile
Tecophilaea violiflora Bertero ex Colla - Lima Province in Peru, Coquimbo + Santiago Provinces in Chile


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