Topobea

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Topobea
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Melastomataceae
Genus: Topobea
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Topobea is a genus of flowering plants in the family Melastomataceae. A 2013 study indicated that it is actually part of the genus Blakea . [1]

Melastomataceae family of plants

The family Melastomataceae is a taxon of dicotyledonous flowering plants found mostly in the tropics comprising c. 165 genera and c. 5115 known species. Melastomes are annual or perennial herbs, shrubs, or small trees.

<i>Blakea</i> genus of plants

Blakea is a genus of flowering plants in the family Melastomataceae. There are about 100 species distributed from Mexico to Bolivia and the Antilles. They are climbers, shrubs, and trees, some epiphytic.

Species include:

Topobea asplundii is a species of plant in the Melastomataceae family. It is endemic to Ecuador.

Topobea brevibractea is a species of plant in the Melastomataceae family. It is endemic to Ecuador.

Henry A. Gleason (botanist) American ecologist

Henry Allan Gleason (1882–1975) was an American ecologist, botanist, and taxonomist, known for his endorsement of the individualistic or open community concept of ecological succession, and his opposition to Frederic Clements's concept of the climax state of an ecosystem. His ideas were largely dismissed during his working life, leading him to move into plant taxonomy, but found favour late in the twentieth century.

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<i>Monochaetum</i> genus of plants

Monochaetum is a neotropical genus of shrubs and subshrubs with about 54 species. It occurs in warm temperate to tropical montane habitats from Mexico and Central America to the South American Andes of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru with one species reaching the Guayana Highlands of Venezuela and Guyana.

<i>Aciotis</i> genus of plants

Aciotis is a genus of flowering plants in the family Melastomataceae. There are about 13 species distributed from Mexico to Brazil.

Alloneuron is a genus of plant in family Melastomataceae. It contains the following species :

<i>Axinaea</i> genus of plants

Axinaea is a genus of flowering plants in the family Melastomataceae. As of 2012, there are at least 42 species. They are small trees and shrubs. They are native to the Americas; almost all are found in the Andes.

<i>Brachyotum</i> genus of plants

Brachyotum is a genus of flowering plants in the family Melastomataceae. There are about 58 species native to the Andes of South America.

Henriettella is a genus of plants in the family Melastomataceae.

Huilaea is a genus of plants in the family Melastomataceae.

<i>Leandra</i> genus of plants

Leandra is a genus of plants in the family Melastomataceae.

<i>Meriania</i> genus of plants

Meriania is a genus of flowering plants in the family Melastomataceae. There are about 93 species distributed from Mexico to Brazil and the Antilles.

Tessmannianthus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Melastomataceae. There are seven species distributed in Central and South America. They are medium to large trees up to 40 meters tall. The flowers are heterantherous, bearing two types of stamens. These plants are rare, and some are narrow endemics known from only one location.

Topobea cutucuensis is a species of plant in the Melastomataceae family. It is endemic to Ecuador.

Topobea parvifolia is a species of plant in the Melastomataceae family. It is found in Panama and Peru.

Topobea pascoensis is a species of plant in the Melastomataceae family. It is endemic to Peru.

Topobea verrucosa is a species of plant in the Melastomataceae family. It is endemic to Ecuador.

Triolena is a genus of flowering plants in the family Melastomataceae. They are found in southern Mexico southward to Bolivia. As of 1991 there were 20 to 25 species.

<i>Phainantha</i> genus of plants

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