Alberta magna

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Natal Flame Bush
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Ixoroideae
Tribe: Alberteae
Genus: Alberta
Species: A. magna
Binomial name
Alberta magna

Alberta[1] is a monotypic genus of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family. Most species have been transferred to the genus Razafimandimbisonia, except for the type species Alberta magna.[2] It is native to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and is commonly known as Natal Flame Bush.


The genus Alberta was shown to be paraphyletic in a phylogenetic analysis of the tribe Alberteae. The type species Alberta magna is set apart from the Malagasy Alberta species that are now included in the genus Razafimandimbisonia.[2]


  1. ^ Meyer, Ernest Heinrich Friedrich. 1838. Linnaea; Ein Journal für die Botanik in ihrem ganzen Umfange, Berlin 12: 258
  2. ^ a b Kainulainen K, Mouly A, Khodabandeh A, Bremer B (2009). "Molecular phylogenetic analysis of the tribe Alberteae (Rubiaceae), with description of a new genus, Razafimandimbisonia". Taxon. 58 (3): 757–768. 

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