Cephalanthus

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Cephalanthus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cephalanthus/). Accessed 2021-09-18.

Family

  • Rubiaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

family
A group of genera more closely related to each other than to genera in other families. Names of families are identified by the suffix ‘-aceae’ (e.g. Myrtaceae) with a few traditional exceptions (e.g. Leguminosae).

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Cephalanthus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cephalanthus/). Accessed 2021-09-18.

A genus of seventeen species scattered through N. and Central America, E. Asia, and Africa. Only the N. American species described here is cultivated in the British Isles and is one of the few hardy woody species in the family Rubiaceae; others are Mitchella repens, Emmenopterys henryi, and some of the coprosmas. By some authorities, Cephalanthus and nine other genera of Rubiaceae are grouped in a separate family – Naucleaceae.