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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: Fadogiella
Species: F. cana – F. rogersii – F. stigmatoloba

Fadogiella Robyns, Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 11: 94. (1928)

Type species: Non designatus.


Robyns, F.H.E.A.W. 1928. Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État à Bruxelles 11: 94.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Fadogiella in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 June 22. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Fadogiella. Published online. Accessed: June 22 2019. 2019. Fadogiella. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 June 22.

Fadogiella is a small genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae. It was described by Walter Robyns in 1928.[1]


It is found in Central and East Tropical Africa: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, and Zambia.[2]
Bacterial leaf symbiosis

Endophytic bacteria are housed in the intercellular space of the leaf mesophyll tissue. The presence of these bacteria can only be microscopically ascertained. The bacteria are identified as Burkholderia, which is a genus that is also found in the leaves of other Rubiaceae species.[3][4] The hypothesis is that these endophytic bacteria provide chemical protection against insect herbivory.[5]

This genus is morphologically similar to and related to Fadogia,[6] but Fadogiella is (3-)4-5 locular, while Fadogia is 3-4(-5) locular.[1]

Fadogiella cana (K.Schum.) Robyns
Fadogiella rogersii (Wernham) Bridson
Fadogiella stigmatoloba (K.Schum.) Robyns


Robyns W (1928). "Tentamen monographiae Vanguerieae generumque affinium". Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'état Bruxelles. 11 (1): 1–359. doi:10.2307/3666476. JSTOR 3666476.
"Fadogiella in the World Checklist of Rubiaceae". Retrieved October 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
Verstraete B, Janssens S, Smets E, Dessein S (2013). "Symbiotic beta-proteobacteria beyond legumes: Burkholderia in Rubiaceae". PLOS ONE. 8 (1): e55260. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0055260. PMC 3555867. PMID 23372845.
Verstraete B, Janssens S, Lemaire B, Smets E, Dessein S (2013). "Phylogenetic lineages in Vanguerieae (Rubiaceae) associated with Burkholderia bacteria in sub-Saharan Africa". American Journal of Botany. 100 (12): 2380–2387. doi:10.3732/ajb.1300303. PMID 24275705.
Sieber S, Carlier A, Neuburger M, Grabenweger G, Eberl L, Gademann K (2015). "Isolation and total synthesis of kirkamide, an aminocyclitol from an obligate leaf nodule symbiont" (PDF). Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 54 (27): 7968–7970. doi:10.1002/anie.201502696. PMID 26033226.
Lantz H, Bremer B (2004). "Phylogeny inferred from morphology and DNA data: characterizing well-supported groups in Vanguerieae (Rubiaceae)". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 146 (3): 257–283. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2004.00338.x.

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