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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Rubiaceae
Subfamilia: Rubioideae
Tribus: Lasiantheae
Genera: LasianthusRonabeaSaldiniaTrichostachys

Lasiantheae B.Bremer & Manen, Pl. Syst. Evol. 225(1-4): 57. 2001 [2000 publ. 2001]

Type genus: Lasianthus Jack, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 14(1): 125. (1823) nom. cons.


Dressleriopsideae Dwyer, Ann. Missouri. Bot. Gard. 67:11. (1980) not validly published


Bremer, B. & Manen, J.F. 2000. Phylogeny and classification of the subfamily Rubioideae (Rubiaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 225(1-4): 43-72. DOI: 10.1007/BF00985458 PDF Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Lasiantheae. Published online. Accessed: Dec. 23 2018.
Smedmark, J.E., Razafimandimbison, S.G., Wikström, N. & Bremer, B. 2014. Inferring geographic range evolution of a pantropical tribe in the coffee family (Lasiantheae, Rubiaceae) in the face of topological uncertainty. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 70: 182-194. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.09.007 PDF Reference page.

Lasiantheae is a tribe of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae and contains 239 species in 3 genera. Its representatives are found in Central America, the Caribbean, tropical Africa, and tropical and subtropical Asia.[1]

Currently accepted names[1][2][3][4]

Lasianthus Jack (203 sp) - distribution of the tribe
Saldinia A.Rich. ex DC. (22 sp) - Comoros, Madagascar
Trichostachys Hook.f. (14 sp) - West and West-Central tropical Africa


Dasus Lour. = Lasianthus
Dressleriopsis Dwyer = Lasianthus
Litosanthes Blume = Lasianthus
Mephitidia Reinw. ex Blume = Lasianthus
Octavia DC. = Lasianthus
Santia Wight & Arn. = Lasianthus


"World Checklist of Rubiaceae". Retrieved 13 April 2016.
Bremer B (2009). "A review of molecular phylogenetic studies of Rubiaceae". Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. 96: 4–26. doi:10.3417/2006197.
Bremer B, Eriksson E (2009). "Time tree of Rubiaceae: phylogeny and dating the family, subfamilies, and tribes". International Journal of Plant Sciences. 170: 766–793. doi:10.1086/599077.
Robbrecht E, Manen J-F (2006). "The major evolutionary lineages of the coffee family (Rubiaceae, angiosperms). Combined analysis (nDNA and cpDNA) to infer the position of Coptosapelta and Luculia, and supertree construction based on rbcL, rps16, trnL-trnF and atpB-rbcL data. A new classification in two subfamilies, Cinchonoideae and Rubioideae". Systematic Geography of Plants. 76: 85–146.

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