Moutabea is a neotropical genus of Polygalaceae with approximately 11 species.[1] The genus Balgoya from New Caledonia may be nested in Moutabea.[2]

Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Polygalaceae
Tribe: Moutabeae
Genus: Moutabea


  1. ^ Da Silveira, J. B., & Secco, R. D. S. (2015). A new species of Moutabea (Polygalaceae) for the Brazilian Amazon, Guyana and Peru. Phytotaxa, 202(4), 259-265.
  2. ^ Pastore, J. F. B., Abbott, J. R., Neubig, K. M., Whitten, W. M., Mascarenhas, R. B., Mota, M. C. A., & Berg, C. V. D. (2017). A Molecular Phylogeny and Taxonomic Notes in Caamembeca (Polygalaceae). Systematic Botany, 42(1), 54-62.