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Bertiera crinita - Bergianska trädgården - Stockholm, Sweden - DSC00435.JPG
Bertiera crinita
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Ixoroideae
Tribe: Bertiereae
Genus: Bertiera
Type species
Bertiera guianensis

Bertiera is a genus of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family. It comprises 57 species with most known from tropical Africa, five known from various Indian Ocean islands and five found in the tropics of the Americas.[1]


The genus Bertiera was described by Jean Baptiste Christophore Fusée Aublet in 1775 and the type species is Bertiera guianensis. It is the only genus in the tribe Bertiereae.



  1. ^ "Bertiera in the World Checklist of Rubiaceae". Retrieved July 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ a b Nguembou K, Charlemagne; et al. (2003). "Les espèces camerounaises du genre Bertiera (Rubiaceae)". Systematics and Geography of Plants. 73 (2): 237–280. 
  3. ^ a b Nguembou K, Charlemagne; et al. (2006). "A new heterophyllous Bertiera (Rubiaceae) from Cameroon and Gabon". Systematics and Geography of Plants. 76 (2): 211–216. 
  4. ^ a b c Wittle PM, Davis AP (2010). "A revision of Madagascan Bertiera (Rubiaceae)". Blumea. 55 (2): 105–110. doi:10.3767/000651910X525259. 
  5. ^ Lovett, J. & Clarke, G. P. (1998) "Bertiera pauloi" 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., last accessed on 20 August 2007

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