Coffeeae is a tribe of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae and contains about 303 species in 11 genera. Its representatives are found in tropical and southern Africa, Madagascar, the western Indian Ocean, tropical and subtropical Asia, and Queensland.[1]

Coffea arabica flowers.JPG
Coffea arabica
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Ixoroideae
Tribe: Coffeeae
Type genus


Currently accepted names[1][2][3][4][5][6]



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  2. ^ Robbrecht E, Manen JF (2006). "The major evolutionary lineages of the coffee family (Rubiaceae, angiosperms). Combined analysis (nDNA and cpDNA) to infer the position of Coptosapelta and Luculia, and supertree construction based on rbcL, rps16, trnL-trnF and atpB-rbcL data. A new classification in two subfamilies, Cinchonoideae and Rubioideae". Systematic Geography of Plants. 76: 85–146.
  3. ^ Davis AP, Chester M, Maurin O, Fay MF (2007). "Searching for the relatives of Coffea (Rubiaceae, Ixoroideae): the circumscription and phylogeny of Coffeeae based on plastid sequence data and morphology". American Journal of Botany. 94: 313–329. doi:10.3732/ajb.94.3.313. PMID 21636404.
  4. ^ Tosh J, Davis AP, Dessein S (2007). "Phylogeny of Tricalysia: Resurrection of the genus Empogona". Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. 96: 194–213. doi:10.3417/2006202.
  5. ^ Bremer B (2009). "A review of molecular phylogenetic studies of Rubiaceae". Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. 96: 4–26. doi:10.3417/2006197.
  6. ^ Bremer B, Eriksson E (2009). "Time tree of Rubiaceae: phylogeny and dating the family, subfamilies, and tribes". International Journal of Plant Sciences. 170: 766–793. doi:10.1086/599077.