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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: Vangueriopsis
Species: V. lanciflora – V. longiflora – V. rubiginosa – V. shimbaensis

Vangueriopsis Robyns, Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 11: 248. (1928)

Type species: Vangueriopsis lanciflora (Hiern) Robyns, Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 11: 252 (1928)

Native distribution areas:

West-Central Tropical Africa
Cabinda, Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Zaïre.
East Tropical Africa
Kenya, Tanzania.
South Tropical Africa
Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Southern Africa
Botswana, Caprivi Strip, Namibia, Northern Provinces.

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

Robyns, F.H.E.A.W. 1928. Bulletin du Jardin botanique de l'État à Bruxelles 11: 248.
African Plants Database (version 3.4.0). Vangueriopsis. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève and South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. Accessed: 2019 Jan. 26.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Vangueriopsis in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jan. 26. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Vangueriopsis. Published online. Accessed: Jan. 26 2019. 2019. Vangueriopsis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jan. 26.

Vangueriopsis is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae.


The genus is found in central and south tropical Africa (D.R.Congo to Tanzania and South Africa).

It was originally described by Walter Robyns in 1928 and contained 18 species in two subgenera Brachyanthus and Rostranthus.[1] Since then most of the species have been transferred to Vangueriella[2] and currently only four species names remain valid.

Vangueriopsis lanciflora (Hiern) Robyns
Vangueriopsis longiflora Verdc.
Vangueriopsis rubiginosa Robyns
Vangueriopsis shimbaensis A.P.Davis & Q.Luke


Robyns W (1928). "Tentamen monographiae Vanguerieae generumque affinium". Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'état Bruxelles. 11 (1): 1–359. doi:10.2307/3666476. JSTOR 3666476.
Verdcourt B (1987). "Notes on African Rubiaceae-Vanguerieae". Kew Bulletin. 42 (1): 123–199. doi:10.2307/4109900. JSTOR 4109900.

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