Calatola is a genus of flowering plants in the family Metteniusaceae. It was formerly placed in the family Icacinaceae.[1] Its range is from Mexico to Peru. There are nine species.[2] The type species is Calatola mollis.

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Calatola columbiana seeds
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Metteniusales
Family: Metteniusaceae
Genus: Calatola

Calatola columbiana - endemic to Colombia.

Calatola costaricensis - S. Mexico to Peru

Calatola laevigata - Mexico, Belize to Guatemala, El Salvador

Calatola microcarpa - Peru

Calatola mollis - Puebla to Guatemala

Calatola pastazana - Ecuador

Calatola sanquininensis - Colombia

Calatola uxpanapensis - Veracruz to Belize

Calatola venezuelana - Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


  1. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2016). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG IV". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 181 (1): 1–20. doi:10.1111/boj.12385.
  2. ^ Tropicos, botanical information system at the Missouri Botanical Garden -