Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Gentianales
Familia: Loganiaceae
Genera: Antonia - Bonyunia - Gardneria - Geniostoma - Logania - Mitrasacme - Mitreola - Neuburgia - Norrisia - Pseudospigelia - Spigelia - Strychnos - Usteria


Loganiaceae R.Br. in Flinders


* Stevens, P. F. (2001 onwards). Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 6, May 2005. [1]
* Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Vascular Plant Families and Genera[2]

Loganiaceae are a family of flowering plants classified in order Gentianales. The family includes 13 genera, distributed around the world's tropics.

Earlier treatments of the family have included up to 29 genera. Phylogenetic studies have demonstrated that this broadly defined Loganiaceae was a polyphyletic assemblage, and numerous genera have been removed from Loganiaceae to other families (sometimes in other orders), e.g., Gentianaceae, Gelsemiaceae, Plocospermataceae, Tetrachondraceae, Buddlejaceae, and Gesneriaceae. Some classification schemes, notably Takhtajan's, break the remaining Loganiaceae even further, into as many as four families; Strychnaceae, Antoniaceae, Spigeliaceae and Loganiaceae. Recent DNA studies of the Gentianales have found strong support for the Loganiaceae (as defined here) as a clade containing 13 genera.


* Antonia Pohl
* Bonyunia R. H. Schomb. ex Progel
* Gardneria Wall.
* Geniostoma J. R. Forst. & G.Forst.
* Labordia Gaudich.
* Logania R.Br.
* Mitrasacme Labill.
* Mitreola L.
* Neuburgia Blume
* Norrisia Gardner
* Spigelia L.
* Strychnos L.
* Usteria Willd.

Excluded genera

* Androya H.Perrier -> Scrophulariaceae
* Anthocleista[3] Afzel. ex R.Br. -> Gentianaceae
* Buddleja L. -> Scrophulariaceae
* Desfontainia Ruiz & Pav. -> Columelliaceae
* Emorya Torr. -> Scrophulariaceae
* Fagraea[3] Thunb. -> Gentianaceae
* Gelsemium Juss. -> Gelsemiaceae
* Gomphostigma Turcz. -> Scrophulariaceae
* Mostuea Didr. -> Gelsemiaceae
* Nuxia Comm. ex Lam. -> Stilbaceae
* Peltanthera Benth. -> Gesneriaceae
* Plocosperma Benth. -> Plocospermataceae
* Polypremum L. -> Tetrachondraceae
* Potalia[3] Aubl. -> Gentianaceae
* Retzia Thunb. -> Stilbaceae[4]


1. ^ a b "Family: Loganiaceae R. Br. ex Mart., nom. cons.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2003-01-17. http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/family.pl?667. Retrieved 2010-12-15.
2. ^ "GRIN Genera Records of Loganiaceae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/gnlist.pl?667. Retrieved 2010-12-15.
3. ^ a b c Maria Backlund, Bengt Oxelman and Birgitta Bremer, Phylogenetic relationships within the Gentianales based on NDHF and RBCL sequences, with particular reference to the Loganiaceae, American Journal of Botany. 2000;87:1029-1043.
4. ^ "GRIN genera sometimes placed in Loganiaceae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/gnothlist.pl?667. Retrieved 2010-12-15.

* Struwe, L., V. A. Albert, and B. Bremer 1994. Cladistics and family level classification of the Gentianales. Cladistics 10: 175–205.

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