Heteropsis (plant)

Heteropsis is a genus of plants in the family Araceae, native to Central and South America.[2][3]

Heteropsis salicifolia
1905 illustration[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Monsteroideae
Tribe: Heteropsideae
Genus: Heteropsis
Kunth 1841


  • Heteropsis boliviana Rusby - Bolivia
  • Heteropsis croatii M.L.Soares - Peru, northwestern Brazil
  • Heteropsis duckeana M.L.Soares - northwestern Brazil
  • Heteropsis ecuadorensis Sodiro - Ecuador
  • Heteropsis flexuosa (Kunth) G.S.Bunting - Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, northwestern Brazil
  • Heteropsis linearis A.C.Sm. - Peru, northwestern Brazil
  • Heteropsis longispathacea Engl. - northwestern Brazil
  • Heteropsis macrophylla A.C.Sm. - Amazonas State of northwestern Brazil
  • Heteropsis melinonii (Engl.) A.M.E.Jonker & Jonker - Venezuela, the Guianas
  • Heteropsis oblongifolia Kunth - Central America, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil
  • Heteropsis peruviana K.Krause - Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, northwestern Brazil
  • Heteropsis rigidifolia Engl. - southeastern Brazil
  • Heteropsis robusta (G.S.Bunting) M.L.Soares - Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, northwestern Brazil
  • Heteropsis salicifolia Kunth - eastern Brazil
  • Heteropsis spruceana Schott - Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, Ecuador, northwestern Brazil
  • Heteropsis steyermarkii G.S.Bunting - Colombia, Venezuela, French Guinea, Peru, northwestern Brazil
  • Heteropsis tenuispadix G.S.Bunting - Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, Peru, Bolivia, northwestern Brazil


  1. Adolf Engler (d. 1930) - "Das Pflanzenreich" heft heft 21 (1905)
  2. Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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