Sapranthus is a genus of flowering woody plants in the family Annonaceae.[1] The genus was first described in 1866 by Berthold Carl Seemann.[2]

Sapranthus
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Sapranthus flower
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Magnoliids
Order: Magnoliales
Family: Annonaceae
Tribe: Miliuseae
Genus: Sapranthus
Seem.
Species

See text.

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this genus are shrubs or trees. The flowers are solitary and terminal and have six petals.[3] The flowers have a characteristic foetid odour (giving the generic name) and are pollinated by beetles.[4]

SpeciesEdit

Plants of the World Online gives the following as accepted species:[1]

Further readingEdit

  • G. E. Schatz; P. J. M. Maas; H. Maas-Van De Kamer; L. Y. T. Westra; J. J. Wieringa (2018). "Revision of the Neotropical genus Sapranthus (Annonaceae)". Blumea. doi:10.3767/BLUMEA.2018.63.01.06. ISSN 0006-5196. Wikidata Q93452857.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sapranthus Seem. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 2021-12-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Seemann, B.C. (1866). "ON SAPRANTHUS, A NEW GENUS OP ANONACEA,FROM CENTRAL AMERICA". Journal of Botany, British and Foreign. 4: 369.
  3. ^ "Sapranthus Seem". www.worldfloraonline.org. Retrieved 2021-12-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ G. E. Schatz; P. J. M. Maas; H. Maas-Van De Kamer; L. Y. T. Westra; J. J. Wieringa (2018). "Revision of the Neotropical genus Sapranthus (Annonaceae)". Blumea. doi:10.3767/BLUMEA.2018.63.01.06. ISSN 0006-5196. Wikidata Q93452857.