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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Ixoroideae
Tribe: Cremasporeae
Genus: Cremaspora
Type species
Cremaspora africana

(syn. of Cremaspora triflora subsp. triflora)

  • Pappostylum Pierre
  • Schizospermum Boivin ex Baill.

Cremaspora is a genus of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family. It is the only genus in the tribe Cremasporeae. It was described by George Bentham in 1849.[1] The genus is widespread across much of sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal to Tanzania and south to Mozambique and Zimbabwe, in addition to Madagascar, Comoros, and Cape Verde. There are, however, only two currently recognized species.[2]



  1. ^ George Bentham. 1849. Niger Flora, or, An enumeration of the plants of western tropical Africa, collected by the late Dr. Theodore Vogel, botanist to the voyage of the expedition sent by Her Britannic Majesty to the river Niger in 1841, under the command of Capt. H. D. Trotter, R.N., &c., p 412
  2. ^ "Cremaspora in the World Checklist of Rubiaceae". Retrieved June 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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