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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Rubioideae
Tribe: Craterispermeae
Genus: Craterispermum
Type species
Craterispermum laurinum
(Poir.) Benth.

Craterispermum is a genus of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family. It contains 16 species that occur in tropical Africa, Seychelles, and Madagascar. It is the only genus in the tribe Craterispermeae, of which the divergence time is estimated at 34.8 million years ago.[1]



  1. ^ Bremer B, Eriksson T (2009). "Time tree of Rubiaceae: phylogeny and dating the family, subfamilies, and tribes". International Journal of Plant Sciences 170 (6): 766–793. 

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