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Family: Rubiaceae  Juss., nom. cons.

Family number: 975. Last updated: 17-Jan-2003.
Number of accepted genera: 626.
Type genus: Rubia L.
Comment: dicot family.

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References for family:

  • Bremer, B. 2009. A review of molecular phylogenetic studies of Rubiaceae. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 96:4–26.
  • Bremer, B. & T. Eriksson. 2009. Time tree of Rubiaceae: phylogeny and dating the family, subfamilies, and tribes. Int. J. Pl. Sci. 170:766–793.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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  • Google Scholar

Synonyms for family:

Subfamilies and tribes for Rubiaceae:

Subfamily Tribe Subtribe
Cinchonoideae Chiococceae
Cinchonoideae Cinchoneae
Cinchonoideae Guettardeae
Cinchonoideae Hamelieae
Cinchonoideae Hillieae
Cinchonoideae Hymenodictyeae
Cinchonoideae Isertieae
Cinchonoideae Naucleeae
Cinchonoideae Rondeletieae
Ixoroideae Alberteae
Ixoroideae Aleisanthieae
Ixoroideae Bertiereae
Ixoroideae Coffeeae
Ixoroideae Condamineeae
Ixoroideae Cremasporeae
Ixoroideae Crossopterygeae
Ixoroideae Greeneeae
Ixoroideae Ixoreae
Ixoroideae Jackieae
Ixoroideae Mussaendeae
Ixoroideae Octotropideae
Ixoroideae Pavetteae
Ixoroideae Posoquerieae
Ixoroideae Retiniphylleae
Ixoroideae Sabiceeae
Ixoroideae Sipaneeae
Ixoroideae Vanguerieae
Rubioideae Anthospermeae
Rubioideae Argostemmateae
Rubioideae Coussareeae
Rubioideae Craterispermeae
Rubioideae Danaideae
Rubioideae Gaertnereae
Rubioideae Knoxieae
Rubioideae Lasiantheae
Rubioideae Morindeae
Rubioideae Ophiorrhizeae
Rubioideae Paederieae
Rubioideae Psychotrieae
Rubioideae Putorieae
Rubioideae Rubieae
Rubioideae Schradereae
Rubioideae Spermacoceae
Rubioideae Theligoneae
Rubioideae Urophylleae


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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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