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

Macrosphyra Hook.f., 1873.

Typus: M. brachystylis – (D.C.) Hiern

Native distribution areas:

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
South Tropical Africa

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.

Macrosphyra is a genus of flowering plants in the tribe Gardenieae of the family Rubiaceae native to Africa.

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