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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: Shaferocharis
Species: S. cubensis – S. multiflora – S. villosa

Shaferocharis Urb., Symb. Antill. 7: 412. (1912)

Type species: Shaferocharis cubensis Urb., Symb. Antill. 7: 413 (1912)


Urban, I. 1912. Symbolae Antillanae seu Fundamenta Florae Indiae Occidentalis 7: 412.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Shaferocharis in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Feb. 11. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Shaferocharis. Published online. Accessed: Feb. 11 2019. 2019. Shaferocharis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Feb. 11.

Shaferocharis is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Rubiaceae.[1]

It is native to the island of Cuba.[1]

The genus name of Shaferocharis is in honour of John Adolph Shafer (1863–1918), an American botanist.[2] The Latin suffix of ocharis is derived from Charis, derived from a Greek word meaning "grace, kindness, and life".[3] It was first described and published in Symb. Antill. Vol.7 on page 412 in 1912.[1]
Known species

According to Kew:[1]

Shaferocharis cubensis Urb.
Shaferocharis multiflora Borhidi & O.Muñiz
Shaferocharis villosa Borhidi & Bisse


"Shaferocharis Urb. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
Burkhardt, Lotte (2018). Verzeichnis eponymischer Pflanzennamen – Erweiterte Edition [Index of Eponymic Plant Names – Extended Edition] (pdf) (in German). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität Berlin. doi:10.3372/epolist2018. ISBN 978-3-946292-26-5. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for Gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 184533731X.

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