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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: Rubioideae
Tribus: Knoxieae
Genus: Dirichletia
Species: D. glaucescens – D. obovata – D. pubescens – D. somaliensis – D. virgata

Dirichletia Klotzsch, Ber. Bekanntm. Verh. Königl. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1853: 494. (1853)

Type species: Dirichletia pubescens Klotzsch, Ber. Bekanntm. Verh. Königl. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1853: 495. (1853)


Placopoda Balf.f., Proc. Roy. Soc. Edinburgh 11: 835. (1882)


Klotzsch, J.F. 1853. Bericht über die zur Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1853: 494.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Dirichletia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Feb. 22. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Dirichletia. Published online. Accessed: Feb. 22 2020.
Kårehed, J. & Bremer, B. 2007. The systematics of Knoxieae (Rubiaceae) — molecular data and their taxonomic consequences. Taxon 56(4): 1051–1076. DOI: 10.2307/25065904 JSTOR PDF. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Dirichletia in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Dirichletia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae. The genus is found northeastern tropical Africa to Namibia.[1]

Dirichletia glaucescens Hiern - Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania
Dirichletia obovata Balf.f. - Socotra
Dirichletia pubescens Klotzsch - Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia
Dirichletia somaliensis (Puff) Kårehed & B.Bremer - northeastern Somalia
Dirichletia virgata (Balf.f.) Kårehed & B.Bremer - Socotra


"Dirichletia in the World Checklist of Rubiaceae". Retrieved 19 June 2014.

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