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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: Mussaendeae
Genus: Heinsia
Species: H. bussei – H. crinita – H. mozambicensis – H. myrmoecia – H. zanzibarica

Heinsia DC., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 4: 390. (1830)

Type species: Heinsia crinita subsp. crinita originally designated as synonym Heinsia jasminiflora DC., Prodr. 4: 390. (1830)


Epitaberna K.Schum., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 33: 316. (1903)


Candolle, A.P. de 1830. Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 4: 390.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Heinsia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Apr. 5. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Heinsia. Published online. Accessed: Apr. 5 2019. 2019. Heinsia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Apr. 5.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Heinsia in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Heinsia is a small genus of flowering shrubs or small trees in the family Rubiaceae.[1] They are native to tropical Africa.[2] The genus was first formally named in 1830 by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle.[3]

As of December 2019, the following five species are accepted in Plants of the World Online:[1]

Heinsia bussei Verdc.
Heinsia crinita (Wennberg) G.Taylor
Heinsia mozambicensis (Verdc.) J.E.Burrows & S.M.Burrows
Heinsia myrmoecia (K.Schum.) N.Hallé
Heinsia zanzibarica (Bojer) Verdc.


"Heinsia DC". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanical Gardens Kew. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
"Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Heinsia".
"Heinsia". International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 20 December 2019.

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