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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Cinchonoideae
Tribe: Strumpfieae
Genus: Strumpfia
Species: S. maritima
Binomial name
Strumpfia maritima

Strumpfia is a monotypic genus of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family. The genus contains only one species, viz. Strumpfia maritima, which is found from southern Florida to northern Venezuela.[1] Strumpfia maritima is also the only species in the tribe Strumpfieae. It is an evergreen shrub of coastal areas that rarely exceeds 1 m (3.3 ft) in height.[2] Pride of Big Pine is a common name.[3] Strumpfia was named by Nicolaus Jacquin in 1760 in his compilation entitled Enumeratio Systematis Plantarum.[4][5] It was named for Christopher Strumpf, professor of chemistry and botany at Hall, in Magdeburg, and editor of Carl Linnaeus's Genera Plantarum.[6]


  1. ^ "Strumpfia in the World Checklist of Rubiaceae". Retrieved March 2016.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ John K. Francis (editor). undated. Wildland Shrubs of the United States and its Territories: Thamnic Descriptions. General Technical Report IITF-WB-1. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service; International Institute of Tropical Forestry and Shrub Sciences Laboratory.
  3. ^ "Strumpfia maritima". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 4 December 2015. 
  4. ^ Strumpfia in International Plant Names Index.
  5. ^ Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin. 1760. Enumeratio systematica plantarum, quas in insulis Caribaeis vicinaque Americes continente detexit nouas, aut iam cognitas emandauit pages 8 and 28.
  6. ^ George Don, Jr. 1834. A general system of gardening and botany. Founded upon Miller's Gardener's dictionary, and arranged according to the natural system. volume III (Calyciflorae): page 560.

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