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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: Ophiorrhizeae
Genera: CoptophyllumKajewskiellaKlossiaLercheaNeurocalyxOphiorrhizaXanthophytum

Ophiorrhizeae Bremek. ex Verdc., Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 28: 281. (1958)

Type genus: Ophiorrhiza L., Sp. Pl. 1: 150. (1753)


Pomazoteae Bremek. ex S.P.Darwin, Taxon 25(5-6): 605. (1976)


Bremekamp, C.E.B. 1985. Bulletin du Jardin botanique de l'État à Bruxelles 28: 281.
Bremer, B. & Manen, J.F. 2000. Phylogeny and classification of the subfamily Rubioideae (Rubiaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 225(1-4): 43-72. DOI: 10.1007/BF00985458 PDF Reference page.
Razafimandimbison, S.G. & Rydin, C. 2019. Molecular‐based assessments of tribal and generic limits and relationships in Rubiaceae (Gentianales): Polyphyly of Pomazoteae and paraphyly of Ophiorrhizeae and Ophiorrhiza. Taxon 68(1): 72–91. DOI: 10.1002/tax.12023 PDF Reference page.

Ophiorrhizeae is a tribe of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae and contains about 364 species in 4 genera. Its representatives are found from tropical and subtropical Asia to the Pacific region.[1]

Currently accepted names[1][2][3][4]

Lerchea L. (10 sp.) - China, Vietnam, Java, Sumatra
Neurocalyx Hook. (5 sp.) - India, Sri Lanka
Ophiorrhiza L. (317 sp.) - tropical and subtropical Asia to the Pacific region
Xanthophytum Reinw. ex Blume (32 sp.) - tropical and subtropical Asia to the southwestern Pacific region


Codaria Kuntze = Lerchea
Hayataella Masam. = Ophiorrhiza
Mitreola Boehm. = Ophiorrhiza
Mungos Adans. = Ophiorrhiza
Notodontia Pierre ex Pit. = Lerchea
Paedicalyx Pierre ex Pit. = Xanthophytum
Polycycliska Ridl. = Lerchea
Siderobombyx Bremek. = Xanthophytum
Xanthophytopsis Pit. = Xanthophytum


"World Checklist of Rubiaceae". Retrieved 21 April 2016.
Robbrecht E, Manen J-F (2006). "The major evolutionary lineages of the coffee family (Rubiaceae, angiosperms). Combined analysis (nDNA and cpDNA) to infer the position of Coptosapelta and Luculia, and supertree construction based on rbcL, rps16, trnL-trnF and atpB-rbcL data. A new classification in two subfamilies, Cinchonoideae and Rubioideae". Systematic Geography of Plants. 76: 85–146.
Bremer B (2009). "A review of molecular phylogenetic studies of Rubiaceae". Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. 96: 4–26. doi:10.3417/2006197. S2CID 53378010.
Bremer B, Eriksson E (2009). "Time tree of Rubiaceae: phylogeny and dating the family, subfamilies, and tribes". International Journal of Plant Sciences. 170 (6): 766–793. doi:10.1086/599077. S2CID 49332892.

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