Amoreuxia is a genus of flowering plants in the achiote family, Bixaceae. It was formerly placed in the family Cochlospermaceae.[1] Members of the genus are commonly known as yellowshow.[3] They are native to Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Peru, Curaçao, and the southwestern United States.[2][4][5][6]

Amoreuxia gonzalezii fruits.jpg
Amoreuxia gonzalezii fruits
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Bixaceae
Genus: Amoreuxia
Moc. & Sessé ex DC[1]

Euryanthe Cham. & Schltdl.

  1. Amoreuxia gonzalezii Sprague & L.Riley – Santa Rita Mountain yellowshow - Sonora, Sinaloa, Jalisco, southern Arizona
  2. Amoreuxia malvifolia A.Gray - Chihuahua, Durango
  3. Amoreuxia palmatifida Moc. & Sessé ex DC. – Mexican yellowshow - Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Arizona, New Mexico
  4. Amoreuxia wrightii A.Gray – Wright's yellowshow - Curaçao, Peru, Chihuahua, Durango, Coahuila, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas, Campeche, Yucatán, Quintana Roo, Campeche, Texas


  1. ^ a b "Genus: Amoreuxia DC". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2005-01-29. Archived from the original on 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2011-12-30.
  2. ^ a b c "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew".
  3. ^ a b "Amoreuxia". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2011-12-30.
  4. ^ Carnevali, G., J. L. Tapia-Muñoz, R. Duno de Stefano & I. M. Ramírez Morillo. 2010. Flora Ilustrada de la Peninsula Yucatán: Listado Florístico 1–326
  5. ^ Poppendieck, H. 1981. Cochlospermaceae. Flora Neotropica, Monograph 27: 1–34.
  6. ^ Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas i–xv, 1–1881. The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson
  7. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Amoreuxia". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2011-12-30.

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