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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: Rondeletieae
Genus: AcrobotrysAcrosynanthusAcunaeanthusBlepharidiumDonnellyanthusHabroneuronHolstianthusJamaicanthusMazaeaPhyllomeliaRachicallisRoigellaRondeletiaRovaeanthusStandleyaStevensiaSuberanthusTainus

Rondeletieae Burnett, Outlines Bot. 906. (1835)

Type genus: Rondeletia L., Sp. Pl. 1: 172. (1753)


Rondeletiinae DC., Prodr. 4: 342, 401. 1830, as subtribe "Rondeletieae", tribe Hedyotideae.
Rondeletieae DC. ex Rchb., Der Deutsche Botaniker 1: 77. 1841, stat. non indic.

Note: Later description (DC.) Miq., Flora Nederl. Indie 2: 130, 156. (1856)

Burnett, G.T. 1835. Outlines of Botany 906.
Borhidi, A.L. 2018. Jamaicanthus, a new endemic genus of Jamaica (Rondeletieae, Rubiaceae) and Rondeletia–a model for the Gaarlandia theory. Acta Botanica Hungarica 60(3-4): 281-290. DOI: 10.1556/034.60.2018.3-4.3 PDF Reference page.
Manns, U. & Bremer, B. 2010. Towards a better understanding of intertribal relationships and stable tribal delimitations within Cinchonoideae s.s. (Rubiaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56(1): 21-39. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2010.04.002 PDF Reference page.
Rova, J.H.E., Delprete, P.G. & Bremer, B. 2009. The Rondeletia Complex (Rubiaceae): An Attempt to Use ITS, rps16, and trnL-F Sequence Data to Delimit Guettardeae, Rondeletieae, and Sections within Rondeletia. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 96: 182-193. JSTOR PDF Reference page.
Tange, C. 2013. A revision of the genus Greenea (Rubiaceae). Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) (41): 64-80. PDF Reference page.
Torres-Montúfar, A., Borsch, T., Fuentes, S., Clase, T., Peguero, B. & Ochoterena, H. 2017. The new Hispaniolan genus Tainus (Rubiaceae) constitutes an isolated lineage in the Caribbean biodiversity hotspot. Willdenowia 47(3): 259-271. DOI: 10.3372/wi.47.47309 Open access Reference page.
Torres-Montúfar, A., Borsch, T., Fuentes, S., Gutierrez, J. & Ochoterena, H. 2020. It is not a disaster: molecular and morphologically based phylogenetic analysis of Rondeletieae and the Rondeletia complex (Cinchonoideae, Rubiaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 306(2): 1-25. DOI: 10.1007/s00606-020-01630-6 Paywall Reference page. 2019. Rondeletieae. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 1 Feb. 2019.

Rondeletieae is a tribe of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae and contains about 178 species in 8 genera. Its representatives are found from southern Mexico to northern South America and in the Caribbean.[1]

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

Acrosynanthus Urb. (7 sp)
Blepharidium Standl. (1 sp)
Mazaea Krug & Urb. (2 sp)
Phyllomelia Griseb. (1 sp)
Rachicallis DC. (1 sp)
Roigella Borhidi & M.Fernandez Zeq. (1 sp)
Rondeletia L. (158 sp)
Suberanthus Borhidi & M.Fernandez Zeq. (7 sp)


Arachnimorpha Desv. ex Ham. = Rondeletia
Ariadne Urb. = Mazaea
Lightfootia Schreb. = Rondeletia
Neomazaea Urb. = Mazaea
Petesia P.Browne = Rondeletia
Zamaria Raf. = Rondeletia


"World Checklist of Rubiaceae". Retrieved May 2012.
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" (PDF). International Journal of Plant Sciences. 170: 766–793. doi:10.1086/599077. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-04-10.
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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