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Taxonavigation: Gentianales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Rubiaceae
Subfamilia: Ixoroideae
Tribus: Gardenieae
Genus: Macrosphyra
Species: M. brachysiphon – M. brachystylis – M. longistyla


Macrosphyra Hook.f., 1873.


Native distribution areas:
  • Africa
    • West Tropical Africa
      • Benin, Burkina, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierre Leone, Togo.
    • West-Central Tropical Africa
      • Cabinda, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Zaïre.
    • Northeast Tropical Africa
      • Chad, Ethiopia, Sudan .
    • East Tropical Africa
      • Uganda.
    • South Tropical Africa
      • Angola.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


  • Farr, E. R. & Zijlstra, G. (eds.) 1996-. Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). 2010 Dec 16 [1].
  • Hooker, J.D. 1873. Gen. Pl. (Bentham & J. D. Hooker) 2: 86.
  • Kainulainen, K. & Bremer, B. 2014. Phylogeny of Euclinia and allied genera of Gardenieae (Rubiaceae), and description of Melanoxerus, an endemic genus of Madagascar. Taxon63(4): 819-830. Paywall DOI: 10.12705/634.2 PDF Reference page
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