Novon17: 447. 2007
Introduced; Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America.
segregation of cleoserrata from tarenaya is based on the absence of prickles on the minutely serrulate leaf, the x = 12 chromosomal complement, and molecular evidence suggesting a more basal clade than that of tarenaya (l. a. inda et al. 2008).
Species 5 (2 in the flora).
|1||Petals usually brilliant pink to purple, fading to pink or white, rarely initially white; bracts ovate-cordate, 3-18 mm; gynophore 30-85 mm in fruit.||Cleoserrata speciosa|
|1||Petals white or whitish, with pinkish or red distally; bracts subulate, to 1 mm; gynophore 1(-2) mm in fruit.||Cleoserrata serrata|