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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Commelinales
Family: Commelinaceae
Subfamily: Commelinoideae
Tribe: Tradescantieae
Subtribe: Thyrsanthemineae
Type species
Thyrsanthemum floribundum
(M.Martens & Galeotti) Pichon

Thyrsanthemum is a genus of plants in the Commelinaceae, first described in 1946. The entire genus is endemic to Mexico. [1] [2] [3]

Commelinaceae family of plants

Commelinaceae is a family of flowering plants. In less formal contexts, the group is referred to as the dayflower family or spiderwort family. It is one of five families in the order Commelinales and by far the largest of these with about 731 known species in 41 genera. Well known genera include Commelina (dayflowers) and Tradescantia (spiderworts). The family is diverse in both the Old World tropics and the New World tropics, with some genera present in both. The variation in morphology, especially that of the flower and inflorescence, is considered to be exceptionally high amongst the angiosperms.

Mexico Country in the southern portion of North America

Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost 2,000,000 square kilometers (770,000 sq mi), the nation is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent state in the world. With an estimated population of over 120 million people, the country is the tenth most populous state and the most populous Spanish-speaking state in the world, while being the second most populous nation in Latin America after Brazil. Mexico is a federation comprising 31 states and Mexico City, a special federal entity that is also the capital city and its most populous city. Other metropolises in the state include Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla, Toluca, Tijuana and León.

Species [1]

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<i>Tigridia</i> genus of plants

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<i>Hechtia</i> genus of plants

Hechtia is a genus of the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Pitcairnioideae. Its species are native to Mexico, Central America, and Texas.

Dalembertia is a plant genus of the family Euphorbiaceae first described as a genus in 1858. It is native to Mexico and Guatemala.

  1. Dalembertia hahnianaBaill. - México State, Morelos, Michoacán
  2. Dalembertia platanoidesBaill. - Oaxaca, Guerrero, México State
  3. Dalembertia populifoliaBaill. - from Sonora to Oaxaca
  4. Dalembertia triangularisMüll.Arg. - Guatemala, Chiapas, Oaxaca

Jarilla is a genus in the family Caricaceae of Brassicales.

<i>Callisia</i> genus of plants

Callisia is a genus of flowering plants in the spiderwort family, Commelinaceae. Members of the genus are commonly known as roselings. It is native to the Western Hemisphere from the southern United States to Argentina. The generic name is derived from the Greek word καλλον (kallos), meaning "beauty."

Barroetea is a genus of flowering plants in the daisy family, Asteraceae.

Decachaeta is a genus of Mesoamerican flowering plants in the sunflower family.

Microspermum is a genus of Mexican flowering plants in the boneset tribe within the sunflower family.

Jouvea is a Latin American genus of coastal plants in the grass family. It grows on mud flats and coastal sand dunes from northern Mexico to Ecuador.

Otopappus is a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower tribe within the daisy family, primarily Mesoamerican but with one species from Jamaica.

<i>Perymenium</i> genus of plants

Perymenium is a genus of South American and Mesoamerican plants in the sunflower tribe within the daisy family.

<i>Gibasis</i> genus of plants

Gibasis is 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.

<i>Callisia gentlei</i> species of plant

Callisia gentlei is a species of flowering plant in the spiderwort family, Commelinaceae, that is native to southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras.

  1. Callisia gentlei var. elegans(Alexander ex H.E.Moore) D.R.Hunt - Oaxaca, Chiapas, Guatemala, Honduras
  2. Callisia gentlei var. gentlei - Belize, Yucatán Peninsula
  3. Callisia gentlei var. macdougallii(Miranda) D.R.Hunt - Chiapas

Echeandia is a genus of New World plants in the century plant subfamily within the asparagus family. It is named for Spanish botanist Pedro Gregorio Echeandía (1746–1817). Species in the genus are distributed from the Southwestern United States south to Northwestern Argentina, Southern Bolivia, and Southern Peru. They are herbaceous perennials with corms and enlarged storage roots. The narrow leaves are held in basal rosettes. Flowers are in loose racemes and may be yellow, orange, white or cream.

Gibasoides is a genus of monocotyledonous flowering plants in the dayflower family, first described as a genus in 1978. The genus consists of a single species, Gibasoides laxiflora endemic to Mexico.

Thenardia is a genus of flowering plants in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae, first described as a genus in 1819. It is native to Mexico and Honduras.

Polystemma is a genus of flowering plants of the family Apocynaceae first described as a genus in 1844. It is native to Mexico and Central America.

  1. Polystemma guatemalense(Schltr.) W.D.Stevens - from Nayarit to Costa Rica
  2. Polystemma mirandaeLozada-Pérez - Guerrero, Oaxaca, Puebla
  3. Polystemma viridifloraDecne. - Michoacán, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas

Dictyanthus is a genus of plant in family Apocynaceae, first described as a genus in 1844. It is native to Mexico and Central America

Cathestecum genus of plants

Cathestecum is a genus of the North American plants in the grass family.


  1. 1 2 Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. Hunt, D. R. 1993. Commelinaceae. 13: 130–201. In R. McVaugh (ed.) Flora Novo-Galiciana. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
  3. García-Mendoza, A. J. & J. Meave del Castillo. 2011. Diversidad Florística de Oaxaca: de Musgos a Angispermas 1–351. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad Universitaria