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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: Pitardella
Species: P. caudatifolia – P. poilanei – P. sikkimensis

Pitardella Tirveng., Biogeographica (The Hague) 79: 32. (2003)

Type species: Pitardella sikkimensis (Hook.f.) Tirveng., Biogeographica (The Hague) 79: 33 (2003)


Tirvengadum, D.D. 2003. Biogeographica 79: 32.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Pitardella in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Mar. 21. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Pitardella. Published online. Accessed: Mar. 21 2020. 2020. Pitardella. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 21 Mar. 2020.

Pitardella is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Rubiaceae.[1]

It is native to Himalaya, Cambodia, Nepal, Thailand in Indo-China.[1]

The genus name of Pitardella is in honour of Charles-Joseph Marie Pitard (1873–1927), an English painter and illustrator.[2] It was first described and published in Biogeographica (The Hague) Vol.79 on page 32 in 2003.[1]
Known species

According to Kew:[1]

Pitardella caudatifolia (Pit.) Tirveng.
Pitardella poilanei Tirveng.
Pitardella sikkimensis (Hook.f.) Tirveng.


"Pitardella Tirveng. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
Burkhardt, Lotte (2018). Verzeichnis eponymischer Pflanzennamen – Erweiterte Edition [Index of Eponymic Plant Names – Extended Edition] (pdf) (in German). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität Berlin. doi:10.3372/epolist2018. ISBN 978-3-946292-26-5. Retrieved 1 January 2021.

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