Lophanthera

Lophanthera

Lophanthera is a genus in the Malpighiaceae, a family of about 75 genera of flowering plants in the order Malpighiales. Lophanthera comprises 5 species of shrubs and trees, all but one native to Amazonian South America; the exception (L. hammelii) is from Costa Rica. Lophanthera lactescens has become popular in recent decades as a cultivated ornamental in many warm regions of the Old and New World. It is propagated by cuttings and seeds.

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