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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: Chiococceae
Genus: Catesbaea
Species: C. ekmaniana – C. flaviflora – C. foliosa – C. fuertesii – C. gamboana – C. glabra – C. grayi – C. holacantha – C. longispina – C. macrantha – C. melanocarpa – C. microcarpa – C. nana – C. parviflora – C. parvifolia – C. phyllacantha – C. sphaerocarpa – C. spinosa

Catesbaea L., Sp. PL. 1: 109. (1753)

Type species: Catesbaea spinosa L., Sp. PL. 1: 109. (1753)


Phyllacanthus Hook.f., Hooker's Icon. Pl. 11: 76 (1871)


Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum 1: 109.
Farr, E. R. & Zijlstra, G. (eds.) 1996-. Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). 2010 Dec 16 [1].
Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Catesbaea in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Dec. 14. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Catesbaea. Published online. Accessed: Dec. 14 2018.

Catesbaea is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae. It occurs in the West Indies, The Bahamas, and the Florida Keys.[1] The genus is named in honour of English naturalist Mark Catesby.[2]

Catesbaea ekmaniana Urb. - Haiti
Catesbaea flaviflora Urb. - Cuba
Catesbaea foliosa Millsp. - Bahamas, Turks & Caicos Islands
Catesbaea fuertesii Urb. - Dominican Republic
Catesbaea gamboana Urb. - Cuba
Catesbaea glabra Urb. - Dominican Republic, Haiti
Catesbaea grayi Griseb. - Cuba, Haiti
Catesbaea holacantha C.Wright ex Griseb. - Cuba
Catesbaea longispina A.Rich. - Cuba
Catesbaea macrantha C.Wright - Cuba
Catesbaea melanocarpa Urb. - tropical lilythorn - Puerto Rico, Leeward Islands
Catesbaea microcarpa Urb. - Haiti
Catesbaea nana Greenm. - Cuba
Catesbaea parviflora Sw. - smallflower lilythorn or dune lilythorn - Florida Keys, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico
Catesbaea parvifolia DC. - Dominican Republic, Haiti
Catesbaea sphaerocarpa Urb. - Haiti
Catesbaea spinosa L. - Cuba, Bahamas


"Catesbaea in the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families". Retrieved 22 April 2019.
Partington CF, ed. (1835). The British Cyclopæedia of Natural History. 1. London: Orr & Smith. pp. 748–749. This source says the genus was named by Gronovius.

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