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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: Cinchonoideae
Tribus: Naucleeae
Genus: Mitragyna
Species: M. parvifolia – M. speciosa
Name

Mitragyna Korth. Mitragyna is a genus of trees in the family Rubiaceae found in the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia and Africa. Members of this genus contain antimalarial and analgesic indole alkaloids.[1] The Rubiacae are the fifth-largest family of flowering plants by number of genera, and the fourth- or fifth-largest by number of species.
Species

The Plant List includes these accepted species:[2]

Mitragyna diversifolia (Wall. ex G.Don) Havil. (synonym: M. javanica)
Mitragyna hirsuta Havil.
Mitragyna inermis (Willd.) Kuntze
Mitragyna parvifolia (Roxb.) Korth.
Mitragyna rotundifolia (Roxb.) Kuntze
Mitragyna speciosa (Korth.) Havil.
Mitragyna tubulosa (Arn.) Kuntze


Mitragyna ciliata and Mitragyna ledermannii are synonyms of Fleroya ledermannii (K.Krause) Y.F.Deng,
Mitragyna stipulosa[3] is a synonym of Fleroya stipulosa (DC.) Y.F.Deng.

References

"What does mitragyna mean?". www.definitions.net. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
The Plant List: Mitragyna (accessed 2/7/2017)
Rignanese, Luigi. "Botanica Sistematica". Taxonomy - Botanica Sistematica Online. Retrieved 2 December 2010.

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