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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: Anthospermeae
Genus: Phyllis
Species: P. nobla – P. viscosa

Phyllis L., Sp. Pl. 1: 232 (1753)

Type species: Phyllis nobla L., Sp. Pl. 1: 232 (1753)


Nobula Adans., Fam. Pl. 2: 145. (1763)
Bupleuroides Moench, Methodus: 294. (1794)


Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum 1: 232.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Phyllis in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 June 19. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Phyllis. Published online. Accessed: June 19 2019. 2019. Phyllis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 19 June 2019.

Phyllis is a genus of plants in the Rubiaceae. There are two known species, both native to islands in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean.[1]

Glabrous evergreen sub-shrubs. Stems rounded, smooth. Leaves in whorls of 3, with small linear stipules in between, or with petiole indistinct. Inflorescence of axillary and terminal compound panicle-like dichasia, each many-flowered and bracteates. Calyx absent. Corolla (4-)5 lobed, the lobes spreading to strongly recurved, white to green. Fruit dry, of 2 mericarps, glabrous except on inner faces.[2]

Phyllis nobla L. - Madeira, Canary Islands
Phyllis viscosa Webb ex Christ - Canary Islands


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Press, J. R. and M. J. Short. Flora of Madeira. Natural History Museum, UK. 1994. ISBN 0-11-310017-5.

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