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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: Octotropideae
Genus: Kraussia
Species: K. floribunda – K. kirkii – K. socotrana – K. speciosa

Kraussia Harv., London J. Bot. 1: 21. (1842)

Type species: Kraussia floribunda Harv., London J. Bot. 1: 21. (1842)


Rhabdostigma Hook.f. in G.Bentham & J.D.Hooker, Gen. Pl. 2: 109. (1873)


Kraussia Sch. Bip., Flora 27: 672. (1844) vide Amellus L. (1759) nom. cons.


Harvey, W.H. 1842. The London Journal of Botany:... 1: 21.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Kraussia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Oct. 26. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Kraussia. Published online. Accessed: Oct. 26 2019. 2019. Kraussia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Oct. 26.

Kraussia is a flowering plant genus in the family Rubiaceae. Apart from a species in Socotra, they are native to continental Africa.[1] The type was described from a plant collected by Dr. F. Krauss near Durban.[2] It is differentiated from Tricalysia and Empogona by the ovule arrangement inside the ovary cells.[2] The genus contains between 4 and 10 species,[3][4] including:

Kraussia floribunda Harv. (1842)
Kraussia kirkii (Hook.f.) Bullock
Kraussia socotrana Bridson
Kraussia speciosa Bullock


Bridson, Diane M. (1995). "A new Kraussia from Socotra". Kew Bulletin. 50 (4): 773–776. doi:10.2307/4110238. JSTOR 4110238.
Bullock, A. A. (1931). "The Genus Kraussia". Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information (Royal Gardens, Kew). 1931 (5): 254–257. doi:10.2307/4102485. JSTOR 4102485.
ThePlantList (2010). "Kraussia".
"!Kraussia Harv". Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 16 November 2012.

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