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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: Coutarea
Species: C. alba – C. diervilloides – C. hexandra – C. mollis

Coutarea Aubl., Hist. Pl. Guiane 1: 314. (1775)

Type species: Coutarea hexandra (Jacq.) K.Schum., Fl. Bras. 6(6): 196. (1889) originally designated as synonym Coutarea speciosa Aubl., Hist. Pl. Guiane: 314 (1775)


Cutaria Brign., Mem. Mat. Fis. Soc. Ital. Sci. Modena, Pt. Mem. Fis., ser. 2, 1: 66. (1862)


Aublet, J.B.C.F. 1775. Histoire des Plantes de la Guiane francoise 1: 314.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Coutarea in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Feb. 9. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Coutarea. Published online. Accessed: Feb. 9 2019.
Paudyal, S.K., Delprete, P.G., Neupane, S. & Motley, T.J. 2018. Molecular phylogenetic analysis and generic delimitations in tribe Chiococceae (Cinchonoideae, Rubiaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 187(3): 365-396. DOI: 10.1093/botlinnean/boy029 Reference page. 2019. Coutarea. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Feb. 9. Rubiaceae: Coutarea. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Feb. 9.

Coutarea is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae.[1] The genus is native to southern Mexico, Central America, South America and the West Indies.[2]

These plants are woody trees and shrubs with oppositely arranged leaves and terminal inflorescences. The large, showy flowers are white, pink, red, or purplish, sometimes with whitish or greenish markings. The fruit is a woody, flattened capsule containing seeds with large wings.[3]

Coutarea andrei Standl. - Ecuador, Peru
Coutarea coutaportloides C.M.Taylor - Ecuador
Coutarea diervilloides Planch. & Linden - Colombia
Coutarea fuchsioides C.M.Taylor - Peru
Coutarea hexandra (Jacq.) K.Schum. - widespread in Latin America
Coutarea mollis Cham. - Brazil


Aublet, Jean Baptiste Christophe Fusée. 1775. Histoire des Plantes de la Guiane Françoise 1: 314, t. 122
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Coutarea
Coutarea. Selected Rubiaceae Tribes and Genera. Tropicos.

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