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Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2509)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2408)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2040)

      Order: Rubiales (60)

        Family: Rubiaceae (60) (family description)

          Genus: Lasianthus (2)

           Epithet: micranthus Hook.f. (1)

Synonyms: Lasianthus balansae (Drake) Pit., Lasianthus microstachys Hayata, Lasianthus octonervius Hand.-Mazz., Lasianthus seikomontanus Yamam., Litosanthes micrantha (Hook.f.) Deb & M.G.Gangop., Mephitidia balansae Drake, Mephitidia microstachys (Hayata) Nakai, Nonatelia micrantha (Hook.f.) Kuntze

balansae => in honor of Benedict Balansa (1825-1891), french botanist and explorer

micrantha => bearing minute flowers

micranthus => small flowered

octonervius => eight nerves

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Lasianthus micranthus at World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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