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Luculia gratissima
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Tribe: Luculieae
Rydin & B.Bremer
Genus: Luculia
Type species
Luculia gratissima

Luculia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae. 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 20–35 cm 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 10–20 cm, depending on the species.[2]



  1. ^ "Luculia in the World Checklist of Rubiaceae". Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  2. ^ Christopher Brickell, The RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Dorling Kindersley, London, 1996, p634. ISBN 0-7513-0436-0

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