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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Basellaceae
Genus: Tournonia
Species: T. hookeriana

Tournonia Moq. in Candolle, Prodr. 13(2): 225 (1849)

Moquin-Tandon, C.H.B.A. 1849. Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 13(2): 221, 225. BHL.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2014. Tournonia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2014 Nov. 23. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Tournonia. Published online. Accessed: Nov. 23 2013. 2014. Tournonia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 23 Nov. 2014.

Tournonia is a monotypic genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Basellaceae.[1] It only contains one known species, Tournonia hookeriana Moq.[1]

It is native to Colombia and Ecuador in western South America.[1]

The genus name of Tournonia is in honour of Dominique Jérôme Tournon (1758–1829), a French doctor and botanist, botanical garden director in Toulouse.[2] The Latin specific epithet of hookeriana refers to the British botanist and explorer Sir Joseph D. Hooker.[3][4] Both the genus and the species were first described and published in Candolle, Prodr. Vol.13 (Issue 2) on page 225 in 1849.[1]

"Tournonia Moq. | 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.
Julia BrittainPlant Lover's Companion: Plants, People and Places, p. 96, at Google Books
Sue Gordon (Editor) Horticulture - Plant Names Explained: Botanical Terms and Their Meaning, p. 84, at Google Books

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