Randia (plant)

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Randia densiflora
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Ixoroideae
Tribe: Gardenieae[1]
Genus: Randia

Many, see text.


Basanacantha Hook.f.
Foscarenia Vell. ex Vand.
Gynaecopachys Hassk.
Rangia Griseb.[2]

Randia, commonly known as indigoberry,[3] is a mostly neotropical genus of shrubs or small trees in the Rubiaceae. The International Plant Names Index (IPNI) lists a total of 738 names for the genus, synonyms included. Several Australian species have been reassigned to the genus Atractocarpus. These include the garden plants Atractocarpus chartaceus and A. fitzalanii.

Carl Linnaeus retained the name Randia, applied by Houston to commemorate Isaac Rand.[4]

Selected species[edit]

Formerly placed here[edit]


  1. ^ "Genus Randia". Taxonomy. UniProt. Retrieved 2010-08-30. 
  2. ^ a b "Genus: Randia L.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 1996-09-17. Retrieved 2010-08-30. 
  3. ^ a b "Randia". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  4. ^  Boulger, George Simonds (1896). "Rand, Isaac". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography. 47. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  5. ^ a b "GRIN Species Records of Randia". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  • Gustafsson, C.; C. Persson (2002). "Phylogenetic relationships among species of the neotropical genus Randia (Rubiaceae, Gardenieae) inferred from molecular and morphological data". Taxon. 51: 661–674. doi:10.2307/1555021. 
  • Borhidi, A.; N. Diego-Pérez (2004). "El género Randia L. (Rubiaceae, Gardenieae) en la flora del estado Guerrero (Mexico)". Acta Botanica Hungarica. 46 (1-2): 41–53. doi:10.1556/abot.46.2004.1-2.4. 

External links[edit]

  • Randia at the USDA PLANTS database.