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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Peridiscaceae
Genus: Whittonia
Species: W. guianensis

Whittonia Sandwith, Kew Bull. 15(3): 468. (1962)

Type species: Whittonia guianensis Sandwith, Kew Bull. 15(3): 468, fig. 1. (1962)
monotypic taxon


Sandwith, N.Y. 1962. Kew Bulletin 15(3): 468.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Whittonia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Oct. 20. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Whittonia. Published online. Accessed: Oct. 21 2021. 2021. Whittonia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 20 Oct. 2021.

Whittonia is a monotypic genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Peridiscaceae. It only contains one known species, 'Whittonia guianensis'Sandwith [1]

It is native to Guyana.[1]

The genus name of Whittonia is in honour of Brian Alan Whitton (b. 1935), an English botanist at Durham University.[2] The Latin specific epithet of guianensis means "of the Guianas" (an area of north eastern South America).[3] Both the genus and the species were first described and published in Kew Bull. Vol.15 on page 468 (written 1961, publblished in 1962).[1]

"Whittonia Sandwith | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 13 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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