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lassification 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: Pavetteae
Genera: Cladoceras – Coptosperma – Exallosperma – Helictosperma – Homollea – Kindia – Leptactina – Nichallea – Pachystylus – TarennaPavetta – Pseudocoptosperma – Robbrechtia – Rutidea – Schizenterospermum – Tarenna – Tarennella – Tennantia – Triflorensia – Tulearia
Myonima - Nichallea - Pavetta - Rutidea -


Pavetteae Dumort., Anal. Fam. Pl. 32. (1829)

Type genus: Pavetta L., Sp. Pl. 1: 110. (1753)


Dumortier, B.C.J. 1829. Analyse des Familles de Plantes: avec l'indication des principaux genres qui s'y rattachent 32.
De Block, P., Razafimandimbison, S.G., Janssens, S., Ochoterena, H., Robbrecht, E. & Bremer, B. 2015. Molecular phylogenetics and generic assessment in the tribe Pavetteae (Rubiaceae). Taxon 64(1): 79-95. PDF Reference page.
De Block, P., Rakotonasolo, F., Ntore, S., Razafimandimbison, S.G. & Janssens, S. 2018. Four new endemic genera of Rubiaceae (Pavetteae) from Madagascar represent multiple radiations into drylands. PhytoKeys (99): 1-66. DOI: 10.3897/phytokeys.99.23713 Reference page.
Kainulainen, K., Razafimandimbison, S.G. & Bremer, B. 2013. Phylogenetic relationships and new tribal delimitations in subfamily Ixoroideae (Rubiaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 173(3): 387-406. DOI: 10.1111/boj.12038 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.

Pavetteae is a tribe of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae and contains about 624 species in 9 genera. Its representatives are found from the tropics and subtropics of the Old World and the southern Pacific region.[1]

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

Cladoceras Bremek. (1 sp)
Coptosperma Hook.f. (21 sp)
Leptactina Hook.f. (19 sp)
Nichallea Bridson (1 sp)
Paracephaelis Baill. (4 sp)
Pavetta L. (358 sp)
Robbrechtia De Block (2 sp)
Rutidea DC. (21 sp)
Tarenna Gaertn. (191 sp)


Acmostigma Raf. = Pavetta
Baconia DC. = Pavetta
Bonatia Schltr. & K.Krause = Tarenna
Camptophytum Pierre ex A.Chev. = Tarenna
Canthiopsis Seem. = Tarenna
Chomelia L. = Tarenna
Coleactina N.Hallé = Leptactina
Crinita Houtt. = Pavetta
Cupi Adans. = Tarenna
Dictyandra Welw. ex Hook.f. = Leptactina
Enterospermum Hiern = Coptosperma
Exechostylus K.Schum. = Pavetta
Flemingia W.Hunter = Tarenna
Pavate Adans. = Pavetta
Santalina Hiern = Coptosperma
Verulamia DC. ex Poir. = Pavetta
Wahlenbergia Blume = Tarenna
Webera Schreb. = Tarenna
Zygoon Hiern = Coptosperma


"World Checklist of Rubiaceae". Retrieved April 2016. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
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.
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.

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