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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: Vanguerieae
Genus: Vangueria
Species: V. agrestis – V. albosetulosa – V. apiculata – V. bicolor – V. bowkeri – V. burnettii – V. burttii – V. chariensis – V. cinerascens – V. cinnamomea – V. cistifolia – V. coerulea – V. cyanescens – V. discolor – V. dryadum – V. esculenta – V. ferruginea – V. fulva – V. fuscosetulosa – V. gillettii – V. glabrata – V. gossweileri – V. induta – V. infausta – V. kerstingii – V. lasiantha – V. latifolia – V. loranthifolia – V. macrocalyx – V. madagascariensis – V. micropyren – V. mollis – V. monteiroi – V. obtusifolia – V. pachyantha – V. pallidiflora – V. parvifolia – V. praecox – V. proschii – V. psammophila – V. pygmaea – V. quarrei – V. randii – V. rhodesiaca – V. rufescens – V. schliebenii – V. schumanniana – V. senegalensis – V. silvicola – V. solitariiflora – V. soutpansbergensis – V. thamnus – V. triflora – V. venosa – V. verticillata – V. vestita – V. volkensii
Name

Vangueria Comm. ex Juss., Gen. Pl.: 206. (1789)

Type species: Vangueria madagascariensis J.F.Gmel., Syst. Nat. ed. 13[bis]: 367 (1791)

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Vavanga Rohr, Skr. Naturhist.-Selsk. 2(1): 207. (1792)
Ancylanthos Desf., Mém. Mus. Hist. Nat. 4: 5. (1818)
Pachystigma Hochst., Flora 25: 234. (1842)
Lagynias E.Mey. ex Robyns, Bull. Jard. Bot. État 11: 312. (1928)
Tapiphyllum Robyns, Bull. Jard. Bot. État 11: 101. (1928)

Distribution
Native distribution areas:

Africa
West Tropical Africa
Benin, Burkina, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo.
West-Central Tropical Africa
Burundi, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Congo, Rwanda, Zaïre.
Northeast Tropical Africa
Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Somalia, Sudan, Zaïre.
East Tropical Africa
Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda.
South Tropical Africa
Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Southern Africa
Botswana, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Namibia, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Swaziland, Northern Provinces.
Western Indian Ocean
Madagascar.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
References

Jussieu, A.L. de 1789. Genera Plantarum 206.
African Plants Database (version 3.4.0). Vangueria. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève and South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. Accessed: 2019 Jan. 13.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Vangueria in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jan. 13. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Vangueria. Published online. Accessed: Jan. 18 2019.
Lantz, H. & Bremer, B. 2005. Phylogeny of the complex Vanguerieae (Rubiaceae) genera Fadogia, Rytigynia, and Vangueria with close relatives and a new circumscription of Vangueria. Plant Systematics and Evolution 253(1-4): 159-183. DOI: 10.1007/s00606-005-0313-9 PDF Reference page.
Tropicos.org 2019. Vangueria. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jan. 18.

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