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Luculia gratissima
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Tribe: Luculieae
Genus: Luculia
Type species
Luculia gratissima

Luculia is a genus of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family. It was described by Robert Sweet in 1826 and is currently found from the Himalayas to southern China.[1] The species are shrubs or small trees, generally found on upland scrub and woodland or forest margins. They have large leaves from 20-35cm with prominent veins carried in opposite pairs. The inflorescence is a terminal umbel or corymb of tubular/open ended white, pink or creamy flowers with 5 spreading petals. It may be from 10-20cm, depending on the species.[2]



  1. ^ "Luculia in the World Checklist of Rubiaceae". Retrieved July 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ Christopher Brickell, The RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Dorling Kindersley, London, 1996, p634. ISBN 0-7513-0436-0

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