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

It is native to the Dominican Republic and Haiti on the island of Hispaniola.[1]

The genus name of Stevensia is in honour of Edward Stevens (1755–1834), an American physician and diplomat.[2] It was first described and published in Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris Vol.3 on page 137 in 1802.[1]
Known species

According to Kew:[1]

Stevensia aculeolata Alain
Stevensia buxifolia Poit.
Stevensia ebracteata Urb. & Ekman
Stevensia ekmaniana Urb.
Stevensia farinosa Borhidi
Stevensia grandiflora Alain
Stevensia hotteana Urb. & Ekman
Stevensia minutifolia Alain
Stevensia ovatifolia Urb. & Ekman
Stevensia samanensis Urb.
Stevensia trilobata Borhidi


"Stevensia Poit. | 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.

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: Rondeletieae
Genus: Stevensia
Species: S. aculeolata – S. buxifolia – S. ebracteata – S. ekmaniana – S. farinosa – S. grandiflora – S. hotteana – S. minutifolia – S. ovatifolia – S. samanensis – S. trilobata

Stevensia Poit., Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris 3: 137. (1802)

Type species: Stevensia buxifolia Poit., Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris 3: 137. (1802)


Poiteau, P.A. 1802. Bulletin des Sciences, par la Societe Philomatique 3: 137.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Stevensia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Apr. 2. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Stevensia. Published online. Accessed: Apr. 2 2019. 2019. Stevensia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 2 Apr. 2019.

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