Meyna

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Meyna
Meyna laxiflora 7400.jpg
Meyna laxiflora
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Ixoroideae
Tribe: Vanguerieae
Genus: Meyna
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Type species
Meyna spinosa
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Meyna is a genus of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family.

Distribution[edit]

The genus is found in tropical Asia, except for Meyna tetraphylla that occurs in northeastern tropical Africa and the Comoros.

Taxonomy[edit]

Based on morphology, Meyna has been suggested as likely candidate for inclusion in Canthium subgenus Canthium.[1] In 2004, a molecular phylogenetic study showed that Meyna tetraphylla is related to Canthium and the transfer to Canthium was suggested.[2]

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bridson DM (1992). "The genus Canthium (Rubiaceae-Vanguerieae) in tropical Africa". Kew Bulletin. 47: 353–401. doi:10.2307/4110569. 
  2. ^ Lantz H, Bremer B (2004). "Phylogeny inferred from morphology and DNA data: characterizing well-supported groups in Vanguerieae (Rubiaceae)". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 146 (3): 257–283. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2004.00338.x. 

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