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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: Nernstia
Species: N. mexicana

Nernstia Urb., Symb. Antill. 9: 145. (1923)

monotypic taxon


Cigarrilla Aiello, J. Arnold Arbor. 60: 109. (1979)


Urban, I. 1923. Symbolae Antillanae seu Fundamenta Florae Indiae Occidentalis 9: 145.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Nernstia 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. Nernstia. Published online. Accessed: Feb. 9 2019. 2010. Nernstia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2010 Feb. 9.

Nernstia is a monotypic genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae.[1] It was described by Ignatz Urban in 1923. The genus contains only one species, i.e. Nernstia mexicana, which is endemic to northeastern Mexico.[1]

"Nernstia mexicana (Zucc. & Mart. ex DC.) Urb". The Plant List. Retrieved 25 March 2016.

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