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Plocama calabrica
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Rubioideae
Tribe: Putorieae
Genus: Plocama
Type species
Plocama pendula
  • Aitchisonia Hemsl. ex Aitch.
  • Bartlingia Rchb.
  • Choulettia Pomel.
  • Crocyllis E.Mey. ex Hook.f.
  • Gaillonia A.Rich. ex DC.
  • Jaubertia Guill.
  • Neogaillonia Lincz.
  • Placodium Hook.f.
  • Pseudogaillonia Linchevskii
  • Pterogaillonia Linchevskii
  • Putoria Pers.

Plocama is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae. It was described by William Aiton in 1789. It is distributed from the Canary Islands to northwestern India.[1]

The genus was expanded in 2007 when several other Rubiaceae genera were merged into it. There are now about 34 species.[2]

Plants of this genus are herbs or shrubs. They generally have an offensive scent when crushed. The leaves are oppositely arranged. The corolla is funnel shaped with a short to long tubular base. The fruit is either a drupe or a body that splits into two parts when ripe.[2]



  1. ^ "World Checklist of Rubiaceae". Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Backlund, M., Bremer, B., & Thulin, M. (2007). Paraphyly of Paederieae, recognition of Putorieae and expansion of Plocama (Rubiaceae-Rubioideae). Taxon, 56(2), 315-328.

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