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Selected Rubiaceae Tribes and Genera

Charlotte M. Taylor & Collaborators

This page presents taxonomic portions of previously published work on particular genera, with supplemental obsevations and comments by C.M. Taylor, along with original observations on some "orphan"genera that have not been studied recently. The information here is aimed at providing a synoptic overview of the Neotropical Rubiaceae, and some Paleotropical groups are also covered here. All the information here is integrated with the TROPICOS database. The genera treated here are listed on the "Generic List" page (see menu at left). 

Note: For each accepted species name in this project, clicking will lead to the Rubiaceae Project data page; to then see the standard TROPICOS Name page data directly from the project page, go to the upper right of the screen and under "Choose Project", click on "TROPICOS".

This web site is under ongoing construction. Content that begins with two asterisks, " ** ", is not finalized. The "Generic List" page has options to see only accepted genera (the default setting), only synonymous genera, or all genera that have project pages.

In addiition to the genus treatments, detailed morphological and synonymy information is available here for the family Rubiaceae and for selected tribes. These tribes can be accessed on the Name Search screen but are not included in the Generic List. Currently information is available for these tribes: Chiococceae, Cinchoneae, Condamineeae, Coussareeae, Gaertnereae, Guettardeae, Hamelieae, Hillieae, Lasiantheae, Palicoureeae, Psychotrieae, Retiniphylleae, Rondeletieae, Schradereae, Strumpfieae.

Some common confusions in Rubiaceae names, as to authorship and place of publication in works by Kunth, Roemer & Schultes, Willdenow, A. Richard, Candolle, Baillon, and Kuntze, are outlined here in the Nomenclature Notes on the menu on the left of this page.

Many thanks to numerous colleagues and flora projects across the Neotropics that have generously provided information about Rubiaceae over three decades; to the William F. Froelich Foundation for financial support for data compilation; to my generous co-authors, who are listed on the corresponding genus pages; and to Ms. Suzanne Hirth and Dr. Burgund Bassüner for significant help with curation of the specimens and electronic data for this project.


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