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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Apiaceae
Subfamilia: Apioideae
Tribus: Scandiceae
Subtribus: Scandicinae
Genus: Todaroa
Species: T. aurea

Todaroa Parl. Hist. Nat. Îles Canaries 3(22): 155. (1843)

monotypic taxon


Parlatore, F. 1843. Histoire Naturelle des Îles Canaries 3(22): 155.


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Todaroa is a monotypic genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Apiaceae. It just contains one known species, Todaroa aurea.[1][2]

It is also in the subfamily Apioideae and it is part of tribe Scandiceae and subtribe Scandicinae.
Todaroa aurea (Fuencaliente) 02 ies.jpg

It is native to the Canary Islands.[2]

The genus name of Todaroa is in honour of Agostino Todaro (1818–1892), an Italian botanist.[3] The Latin specific epithet of aurea means golden.[4] Both the genus and the species were first described and published in P.B.Webb & S.Berthelot, Hist. Nat. Iles Canaries Series 3 (Vol.2; Issue 2) on page 155 in 1843.[1][2]

There are 2 accepted subspecies;[1]

Todaroa aurea subsp. aurea
Todaroa aurea subsp. suaveolens P.Pérez


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