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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.


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


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]



  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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