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Taxonavigation: Myrtales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Myrtales

Familia: Melastomataceae
Subfamilia: Melastomatoideae
Tribus: Bertolonieae
Genera: Bertolonia – Boyania – Macrocentrum – Maguireanthus – Monolena – Opisthocentra – Salpinga – Tateanthus – Triolena


Bertolonieae Triana in Bull. Cong. Int. Bot. Hort Amsterdam 1865: 457. (1866)

Note: This tribe, as circumscribed here, is not monophyletic. Monolena, Salpinga and Triolena belong to different evolutionary lineages compared to Bertolonia (Goldenberg et al., 2012).


  • Triana, J.J.T. 1866. Bulletin du Congrès International de Botanique et d'Horticulture, réuni à Amsterdam 1865: 457.
  • Clausing, G. & Renner, S.S. 2001. Molecular phylogenetics of Melastomataceae and Memecylaceae: implications for character evolution. American Journal of Botany 88(3): 486–498. Full text PDF Reference page
  • Goldenberg, R., de Fraga, C.N., Fontana, A.P., Nicolas, A.N. & Michelangeli, F.A. 2012. Taxonomy and phylogeny of Merianthera (Melastomataceae). Taxon 61(5): 1040-1056. Full text PDF from ResearchGate Reference page