Petrea is a genus of evergreen flowering vines native to tropical Americas.[1]

Sandpaper Vine (Petrea volubilis).jpg
Petrea volubilis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Verbenaceae
Genus: Petrea

The genus was named in honour of Robert James Petre, an English patron of botany.[1][2]


The following species are currently recognized:[1]


  1. ^ a b c Rueda, Ricardo M. (1994). "Systematics and Evolution of the Genus Petrea (Verbenaceae)". Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. 81 (4): 610–652. doi:10.2307/2399914. JSTOR 2399914.
  2. ^ "Petrea volubilis - Plant Finder". Retrieved 2019-02-12.