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Chiococca alba
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Cinchonoideae
Tribe: Chiococceae
Benth. & Hook.f.
Type genus

Chiococceae is a tribe of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family and contains about 233 species in 27 genera. Most representatives occur from southern Florida to tropical and subtropical America, except for the genera Badusa and Bikkia, which are found from the Philippines to the West Pacific, and Morierina and Thiollierea, which are native to New Caledonia.


Currently accepted names


External links[edit]

  • World Checklist of Rubiaceae
  • Manns, U., and B. Bremer. 2010. Towards a better understanding of intertribal relationships and stable tribal delimitations within Cinchonoideae s.s. (Rubiaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56: 21-39
  • Motley, T. J., K. J. Wurdack, and P. G. Delprete. 2005. Molecular systematics of the Catesbaeeae-Chiococceae complex (Rubiaceae) - flower and fruit evolution and biogeographic implications. American Journal of Botany 92: 316-329
  • Paudyal, S. K., P. G. Delprete, and T. J. Motley. 2014. Using Molecular, Morphological, and Palynological Evidence to Transfer Strumpfia maritima to the Monotypic Tribe Strumpfieae (Cinchonoideae, Rubiaceae), and a Re-delimitation of the Tribe Chiococceae. Systematic Botany 39(4):1197-1203.