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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Rubioideae
Tribe: Psychotrieae
Genus: Amaracarpus
Type species
Amaracarpus pubescens

Amaracarpus is a genus of shrubs, treelets or trees in the Rubiaceae family.[1] It was described by Carl Ludwig Blume in 1826. Most of the species are endemic to New Guinea but a few have wider ranges in Southeast Asia from Myanmar (Burma) and the Andaman Islands across Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Melanesia, Christmas Island, Queensland and Vanuatu. One species also occurs in the Seychelles.[2] Several species were published years ago but are today not represented by any type specimens or other known existing material.[citation needed]



  1. ^ Davis, Aaron P.; Bridson, Diane M. (2004-05-03). "A Taxonomic Revision of the Genus Amaracarpus (Rubiaceae, Psychotrieae)". Blumea - Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants. 49 (1): 25–68. doi:10.3767/000651904X486188. 
  2. ^ "Amaracarpus in the World Checklist of Rubiaceae". Retrieved 27 November 2011. 

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