Gibasis is a genus of flowering plants within the Commelinaceae family, first described in 1837. It is native to the Western Hemisphere from Texas and the West Indies south to Argentina, with most of the species native to Mexico.[1][2][3]

Gibasis
Gibasis oaxacana - Berlin Botanical Garden - IMG 8669.JPG
Gibasis oaxacana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Commelinales
Family: Commelinaceae
Subfamily: Commelinoideae
Tribe: Tradescantieae
Subtribe: Tradescantiinae
Genus: Gibasis
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It is closely related to the genus Tradescantia and some of the species used to be classified as tradescantias in the past, for instance Gibasis geniculata as Tradescantia geniculata.

SpeciesEdit

The genus contains the following species:[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Forzza, R. C. 2010. Lista de espécies Flora do Brasil "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-06. Retrieved 2015-08-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link). Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
  3. ^ Hunt, D. R. 1994. 257. Commelinaceae. 6: 157–173. In G. Davidse, M. Sousa Sánchez & A.O. Chater (eds.) Flora Mesoamericana. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D. F.
  4. ^ Biota of North America Program, 2013 county distribution map for Gibasis geniculata
  5. ^ Biota of North America Program, 2013 county distribution map for Gibasis pellucida