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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Rubioideae
Tribe: Craterispermeae
Genus: Craterispermum
Type species
Craterispermum laurinum
(Poir.) Benth.

Craterispermum is a genus of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family. It contains 16 species that occur in tropical Africa and Seychelles.[1] It is the only genus in the tribe Craterispermeae, of which the divergence time is estimated at 34.8 million years ago.[2]


The following species are recognized as of May 2014:[1]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Craterispermum
  2. ^ Bremer B, Eriksson T (2009). "Time tree of Rubiaceae: phylogeny and dating the family, subfamilies, and tribes". International Journal of Plant Sciences. 170 (6): 766–793. doi:10.1086/599077. 

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