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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: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Rauvolfioideae
Tribus: Willughbeieae
Subtribus: Willughbeiinae
Genus: Willughbeia
Species: W. angustifolia – W. anomala – W. beccariana – W. cirrhifera – W. coriacea – W. edulis – W. flavescens – W. gigantea – W. grandiflora – W. javanica – W. lanceolata – W. lunduensis – W. oblonga – W. ovatifolia – W. sarawacensis – W. tenuiflora
Name

Willughbeia Roxb., Pl. Coromandel 3: 77 (1820), nom. cons.

Type species: Willughbeia edulis Roxb., Pl. Coromandel 3: 77 (1820)

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Ancylocladus Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 45 (1832).
Urnularia Stapf, Hooker's Icon. Pl. 28: t. 2711 (1901), nom. illeg.
Willughbeiopsis Rauschert, Taxon 31: 556 (1982).

Homonyms

Willughbeia Scop. in J.C.D.von Schreber, Gen. Pl.: 162 (1789)
Willughbeia Klotzsch Naturw. Reise Mossambique 6: 281. (1861) nom. illeg.

References

Roxburgh, W. 1820. Plants of the Coast of Coromandel 3: 77, t. 280. BHL
Govaerts, R. et al. 2015. Willughbeia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2015 Nov. 1. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2015. Willughbeia. Published online. Accessed: Nov. 1 2015.
Tropicos.org 2015. Willughbeia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2015 Nov. 1.

Willughbeia is a genus of plant in the family Apocynaceae,first described as a genus in 1820. It is native to Southeast Asia with a few species in the Indian Subcontinent.[3] Several species have edible fruits enjoyed in many countries. Many species are vines with sticky latex.

Species[3]

Willughbeia angustifolia (Miq.) Markgr. - Nicobar Islands, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia
Willughbeia anomala Markgr. - Borneo, Mindanao
Willughbeia beccariana (Kuntze ex Pierre) K.Schum. - Borneo, Sulawesi
Willughbeia cirrhifera Abeyw. - Sri Lanka
Willughbeia coriacea Wall. & G.Don - Thailand, Malaysia, W, Indonesia
Willughbeia edulis Roxb. - Assam, Bangladesh, Indochina,

Nicobar Islands, W Malaysia

Willughbeia elmerii - Jatak
Willughbeia flavescens Dyer ex Hook.f. - Borneo, W Malaysia, Sumatra
Willughbeia gigantea (Boerl.) Markgr. - Sumatera, Borneo
Willughbeia grandiflora Dyer ex Hook.f. - Thailand, W Malaysia, Borneo
Willughbeia javanica Blume - Java
Willughbeia kontumensis Lý - Vietnam
Willughbeia lanceolata (Markgr.) Mabb. - Borneo
Willughbeia lunduensis Mabb. - Sarawak
Willughbeia oblonga Dyer ex Hook.f. - W Malaysia
Willughbeia ovatifolia (Stapf) Merr. - Sarawak
Willughbeia sarawacensis (Pierre) K.Schum. - Borneo, Palawan
Willughbeia tenuiflora Dyer ex Hook.f. - Thailand, W Malaysia, Sumatra

formerly included[3]

Willughbeia acida, syn of Ambelania acida
Willughbeia borneensis, syn of Leuconotis anceps
Willughbeia cordata, syn of Saba comorensis
Willughbeia elliptifolia, syn of Melodinus orientalis
Willughbeia guianensis, syn of Pacouria guianensis
Willughbeia luzoniensis, syn of Melodinus orientalis
Willughbeia novoguineensis, syn of Melodinus australis
Willughbeia pauciflora, syn of Melodinus orientalis
Willughbeia petersiana, syn of Ancylobothrys petersiana
Willughbeia pubescens, syn of Hancornia speciosa
Willughbeia scandens, syn of Pacouria guianensis
Willughbeia senensis, syn of Ancylobothrys petersiana
Willughbeia umbrosa, syn of Melodinus orientalis

References

The genus Willughbeia was first described and published in Plants of the Coast of Coromandel 3: 77, t. 280. 1820. The type species is W. edulis "Name - !Willughbeia Roxb". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved October 11, 2011. "nom. cons. ; T: Willughbeia edulis Roxb."
illustration circa 1880 from Köhler's Medizinal Pflanzen
"World Checklist of Selected Plant Families". Retrieved May 17, 2014.

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