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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Celastrales

Familia: Celastraceae
Genus: Torralbasia
Species: T. cuneifolia

Torralbasia Krug & Urb., Symb. Antill. (Urban). 5(1): 49 (-50). (1904)

Type species: Torralbasia cuneifolia (C.Wright ex A.Gray) Krug & Urb., Symb. Antill. (Urban). 5(1): 50. (1904)
monotypic taxon


Krug, C.W.L. & Urban, I. 1904. Symbolae Antillanae: seu fundamenta florae Indiae occidentalis 5(1): 49 (-50).
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Torralbasia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 May 29. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Torralbasia. Published online. Accessed: May 29 2021. 2021. Torralbasia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 29 May 2021.

Torralbasia is a monotypic genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Celastraceae.[2] It only contains the one known species, Torralbasia cuneifolia (C.Wright ex A.Gray) Krug & Urb.[1][2]

It is native to the Caribbean and is found in the countries of Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.[2]

The genus name of Torralbasia is in honour of José Ildefonso Torralbas (1842–1903), Cuban botanist and agronomist; director of the university botanical museum in Havana and professor at the university.[3] The Latin specific epithet of cuneifolia means wedge-shaped, and is derived from cuneate.[4] Both the genus and the species were first described and published in D.H.Segui, Fl. Med. Tox. Cuba on page 60 in 1900.[1][2]

There are 3 Accepted subspecies;[1]

Torralbasia cuneifolia subsp. cuneifolia
Torralbasia cuneifolia var. rotundata Borhidi
Torralbasia cuneifolia subsp. verrucosa Borhidi


"Torralbasia cuneifolia (C.Wright ex A.Gray) Krug & Urb". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
"Torralbasia Krug & Urb. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
Burkhardt, Lotte (2018). Verzeichnis eponymischer Pflanzennamen – Erweiterte Edition [Index of Eponymic Plant Names – Extended Edition] (pdf) (in German). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität Berlin. doi:10.3372/epolist2018. ISBN 978-3-946292-26-5. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for Gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 184533731X.

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