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Cinchona calisaya
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Cinchonoideae
Tribe: Cinchoneae
Type genus

The Cinchoneae are a tribe of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family containing about 125 species in 9 genera. Representatives are found from Costa Rica to southern tropical America.[1] Species within Cinchoneae are characterized as small trees or shrubs with imbricate or valvate corolla aestivation and often dry capsular fruits.[2] Many species contain alkaloids.


Currently accepted names[1][3][4]



  1. ^ a b "World Checklist of Rubiaceae". Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Manns U, Bremer B (2010). "Towards a better understanding of intertribal relationships and stable tribal delimitations within Cinchonoideae s.s. (Rubiaceae)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 56: 21–39. PMID 20382247. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2010.04.002. 
  3. ^ Bremer B (2009). "A review of molecular phylogenetic studies of Rubiaceae". Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. 96: 4–26. doi:10.3417/2006197. 
  4. ^ Bremer B, Eriksson E (2009). "Time tree of Rubiaceae: phylogeny and dating the family, subfamilies, and tribes". International Journal of Plant Sciences. 170: 766–793. doi:10.1086/599077.