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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: Spermacoceae
Genus: Staelia
Species: S. aurea – S. catolensis – S. culcita – S. domingosii – S. galioides – S. glandulosa – S. harleyi – S. hassleri – S. hatschbachii – S. juarezii – S. longipedicellata – S. nelidae – S. paganuccii – S. reflexa – S. thymbroides – S. thymoides – S. tocantinsiana – S. uruguaya – S. vestita – S. virgata –

Staelia Cham. & Schltdl., Linnaea 3: 364. (1828)

Type species: Staelia thymoides Cham. & Schltdl., Linnaea 3: 364. (1828)


Chamisso, L.K.A. von & Schlechtendal, D.F.L. von 1828. Linnaea 3: 364.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Staelia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 June 13. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Staelia. Published online. Accessed: June 13 2019. 2019. Staelia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 June 13.

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

Its native range is Brazil to northern Argentina.[1]

The genus name of Staelia is in honour of Auguste Louis de Staël-Holstein (1790–1827), a French philanthropist.[2] It was first described and published in Linnaea Vol.3 on page 364 in 1828.[1]
Known species

According to Kew:[1]

Staelia aurea K.Schum.
Staelia catolensis R.M.Salas & E.L.Cabral
Staelia culcita R.M.Salas & E.L.Cabral
Staelia domingosii R.M.Salas & E.L.Cabral
Staelia galioides DC.
Staelia glandulosa R.M.Salas & E.L.Cabral
Staelia harleyi R.M.Salas & E.L.Cabral
Staelia hassleri Standl.
Staelia hatschbachii J.H.Kirkbr.
Staelia juarezii E.L.Cabral & Salas
Staelia longipedicellata R.M.Salas & E.L.Cabral
Staelia nelidae R.M.Salas & E.L.Cabral
Staelia paganuccii R.M.Salas & E.L.Cabral
Staelia reflexa DC.
Staelia thymbroides (Mart. ex Mart. & Zucc.) K.Schum.
Staelia thymoides Cham. & Schltdl.
Staelia tocantinsiana R.M.Salas & E.L.Cabral
Staelia uruguaya Arechav.
Staelia vestita K.Schum.
Staelia virgata (Willd.) K.Schum.


"Staelia Cham. & Schltdl. | 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.

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