Adina (plant)

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Adina rubella - Villa Taranto (Verbania) - DSC03796.JPG
Adina rubella
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Cinchonoideae
Tribe: Naucleeae
Genus: Adina
Type species
Adina pilulifera
(Lam.) Franch. ex Drake

Adina is a genus of 11 species[1] of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family. They are shrubs or small trees, native to East Asia and Southeast Asia.[2]


Adina is a genus of shrubs and small trees. The terminal vegetative buds are inconspicuous and loosely surrounded by the stipules. The stipules are bifid for at least 2/3 of their length. The corolla lobes are nearly valvate in bud, being subimbricate at the apex. The anthers are basifixed and introrse. The ovary has two locules, with up to four ovules per locule.[3]


Adina was named by Richard Salisbury in 1807 in his book, The Paradisus Londinensis.[4] The genus name is derived from the Ancient Greek word adinos, meaning "clustered, crowded". It refers to the tightly clustered heads of flowers.[5] The biological type for Adina consists of the specimens that Salisbury called Adina globiflora.[6] These are now included in the species Adina pilulifera.[3] Molecular phylogenetic studies have shown that Adina is paraphyletic over Adinauclea, a monospecific genus from Sulawesi and the Moluccas.[7]


Species currently accepted as of November 2016 (review completed):[8]


  1. ^ Kewscience Adina Salisb.
  2. ^ Mabberley DJ (2008). Mabberley's Plant Book (3 ed.). Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-82071-4. 
  3. ^ a b Ridsdale CE (1978). "A revision of the tribe Naucleeae s.s. (Rubiaceae)". Blumea. 24 (2): 307–366. 
  4. ^ Salisbury RA (1807). The Paradisus Londinensis: Containing plants cultivated in the vicinity of the metropolis. 1. 
  5. ^ Quattrocchi U (2000). CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names. 1. Boca Raton, New York, Washington DC, London: CRC Press. ISBN 978-0-8493-2675-2. 
  6. ^ Adina In: Index Nominum Genericorum. In: Regnum Vegetabile.
  7. ^ Manns U, Bremer B (2010). "Towards a better understanding of intertribal relationships and stable tribal delimitations within Cinchonoideae s.s. (Rubiaceae)" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 56 (1): 21–39. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2010.04.002. PMID 20382247. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-27. 
  8. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  9. ^ Kew Adina eurhyncha
  10. ^ Kew Adina malaccensis
  11. ^ Kew Adina metcalfii
  12. ^ Kew Adina multifolia

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