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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Hydrangeaceae
Subfamilia: Hydrangeoideae
Tribus: Philadelpheae
Genus: Whipplea
Species: W. modesta

Whipplea Torr., Pacif. Rail. Rep. 4: 90. 1856.
Type species: Whipplea modesta Torr.


McGregor, R.L. (2010) Whipplea in Flora of North America 12: 8–9. [1] (draft).
Torrey, J. (1856) Pacif. Rail. Rep. 4: 90.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Whipplea in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 20 February 2009.

Whipplea is a monotypic genus containing the single species Whipplea modesta, which is known by several common names including common whipplea, yerba de selva, and modesty. It is a dicot shrub or sub-shrub in the Hydrangeaceae family, native to the Pacific Coastal region of the United States.

Whipplea appears to have been first recorded in 1853 by the Scottish botanical explorer John Jeffrey in the Umpqua Valley near Mount Shasta, California, and named for Lieutenant Amiel Weeks Whipple (1817–1863), American surveyor and engineer.

Harvey, A. G., "John Jeffrey: Botanical Explorer", in The Siskiyou Pioneer in Folklore, Fact and Fiction and Yearbook, Siskiyou County Historical Society. 1947. pp. 17–19, 39.

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