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Coccocypselum lanceolatum.jpg
Coccocypselum lanceolatum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Rubioideae
Tribe: Coussareeae
Genus: Coccocypselum
Type species
Coccocypselum repens

Coccocypselum is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae. It is native to Mexico, Central America, the West Indies and South America.[1] All species of the genus Coccocypselum are herbaceous with fleshy, blue or purple fruits, and 4-petaled flowers.[2][3]



  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Coccocypselum
  2. ^ Browne, Patrick. 1756. Civil and Natural History of Jamaica in Three Parts 144
  3. ^ Davidse, G., M. Sousa Sánchez, S. Knapp & F. Chiang Cabrera. 2012. Rubiaceae a Verbenaceae. 4(2): i–xvi, 1–533. In G. Davidse, M. Sousa Sánchez, S. Knapp & F. Chiang Cabrera (eds.) Flora Mesoamericana. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.