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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: Ixoroideae
Tribus: Vanguerieae
Genus: Vangueriella
Species: V. campylacantha – V. chlorantha – V. discolor – V. georgesii – V. glabrescens – V. laxiflora – V. letestui – V. nigerica – V. nigricans – V. olacifolia – V. orthacantha – V. rhamnoides – V. rufa – V. sapinii – V. soyauxii – V. spinosa – V. vanguerioides – V. zenkeri

Vangueriella Verdc., Kew Bull. 42: 189. (1987)

Type species: Vangueriella laxiflora (K.Schum.) Verdc., Kew Bull. 42: 192 (1987)

Native distribution areas:

West Tropical Africa
Benin, Burkina, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierre Leone, Togo.
West-Central Tropical Africa
Cabinda, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Zaïre.
Northeast Tropical Africa
East Tropical Africa
South Tropical Africa

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

Verdcourt, B. 1987. Kew Bulletin 42: 189.
African Plants Database (version 3.4.0). Vangueriella. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève and South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. Accessed: 2019 May 4.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Vangueriella in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 May 4. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Vangueriella. Published online. Accessed: May 4 2019. 2019. Vangueriella. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 May 4.

Vangueriella is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae. The genus is found in tropical Africa.[1]


It was originally described in 1987 by Bernard Verdcourt who transferred species from the Vangueriopsis subgenus Brachyanthus to the newly erected genus. The genus has two sections, V. sect. Vangueriella and V. sect. Stenosepalae, with the type species Vangueriella laxiflora and Vangueriella spinosa respectively.[2] No changes to the taxonomy have been made since then.

Vangueriella section Vangueriella

Vangueriella chlorantha (K.Schum.) Verdc.
Vangueriella discolor (Benth.) Verdc.
Vangueriella laxiflora (K.Schum.) Verdc.
Vangueriella letestui Verdc.
Vangueriella nigerica (Robyns) Verdc.
Vangueriella nigricans (Robyns) Verdc.
Vangueriella olacifolia (Robyns) Verdc.
Vangueriella vanguerioides (Hiern) Verdc.
Vangueriella zenkeri Verdc.

Vangueriella section Stenosepalae

Vangueriella campylacantha (Mildbr.) Verdc.
Vangueriella georgesii Verdc.
Vangueriella glabrescens (Robyns) Verdc.
Vangueriella orthacantha (Mildbr.) Bridson & Verdc.
Vangueriella rhamnoides (Hiern) Verdc.
Vangueriella rufa (Robyns) Verdc.
Vangueriella sapinii (De Wild.) Verdc.
Vangueriella soyauxii (K.Schum.) Verdc.
Vangueriella spinosa (Schumach. & Thonn.) Verdc.


"World Checklist of Rubiaceae". Retrieved 7 November 2016.
Verdcourt B (1987). "Notes on African Rubiaceae-Vanguerieae". Kew Bulletin. 42 (1): 123–199. doi:10.2307/4109900. JSTOR 4109900.

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