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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: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Periplocoideae
Genera: AtherandraBaroniella – Baseonema – Batesanthus – Buckollia – Camptocarpus – Chlorocyathus – CryptolepisCryptostegiaDecalepis – Ectadium – Epistemma – Finlaysonia – Gymnanthera – Hemidesmus – Ischnolepis – Maclaudia – Mondia – Myriopteron – Omphalogonus – Pentopetia – Periploca – Phyllanthera – RaphionacmeSacleuxia – Sarcorrhiza – Schlechterella – Stomatostemma – Streptocaulon – Tacazzea – Telectadium – Zygostelma


Periplocoideae Endl., Gen. Pl.: 587 (1838)

Type genus: Periploca L. (1753)


Periplocaceae Schlechter, nom. cons.
Gymnanthereae Y. Tsiang & P.T. Li, Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 63: 260 (1977)
Cryptolepideae Venter, Taxon 46: 713 (1997)

Note: Tribes were subsumed into the sub-family by Endress, Liede-Schumann. & Meve, 2014.

Endress, M.E., Liede-Schumann, S. & Meve, U. 2014. An updated classification for Apocynaceae. Phytotaxa 159(3): 175–194. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.159.3.2 ResearchGate Reference page.
Joubert, L., Klak, C., Venter, A.M., Venter, H.J. & Bruyns, P.V. 2016. A widespread radiation in the Periplocoideae (Apocynaceae): The case of Cryptolepis. Taxon 65(3): 487-501. DOI: 10.12705/653.4 Reference page.
Venter, H.J.T. & Verhoeven, R.L. 2001. Diversity and relationships within the Periplocoideae (Apocynaceae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 88(4): 550-568. DOI: 10.2307/3298633 Reference page.
Venter, H.J.T. 2008. Taxonomy of Chlorocyathus (Apocynaceae: Periplocoideae). South African Journal of Botany 74(2): 288-294. DOI: 10.1016/j.sajb.2007.12.004 Full text PDF Reference page.

Periplocoideae is a subfamily of the dogbane plant family, Apocynaceae. It was not divided into tribes as of 2014.[1]

In 2014, the subfamily was circumscribed to contain the following genera:[1]

Atherandra Decne.
Baroniella Costantin & Gallaud
Baseonema Schltr. & Rendle
Batesanthus N.E.Br.
Buckollia Venter & R.L.Verh.
Camptocarpus Decne.
Cryptolepis R.Br.
Cryptostegia R.Br.
Decalepis Wight & Arn.
Ectadium E.Mey.
Epistemma D.V.Field & J.B.Hall
Finlaysonia Wall.
Gymnanthera R.Br.
Hemidesmus R.Br.
Ischnolepis Jum. & H.Perrier
Kappia Venter, A.P.Dold & R.L.Verh.
Maclaudia Venter & R.L.Verh.
Mondia Skeels
Myriopteron Griff.
Parquetina Baill.
Pentopetia Decne.
Periploca L.
Petopentia Bullock
Phyllanthera Blume
Raphionacme Harv.
Sacleuxia Baill. (sometimes included in Cryptolepis)
Sarcorrhiza Bullock
Schlechterella K.Schum.
Stomatostemma N.E. Br. (sometimes included in Cryptolepis)
Streptocaulon Wight & Arn.
Tacazzea Decne.
Telectadium Baill.
Zygostelma Benth.


Endress, Mary E.; Liede-Schumann, Sigrid; Meve, Ulrich (2014). "An updated classification for Apocynaceae". Phytotaxa. 159 (3): 175–194. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.159.3.2. ISSN 1179-3163.

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