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Vanguerieae is a tribe of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family and contains about 600 species in 26 genera. The tribe is a common and important constituent of many different kinds of habitats. Species of Vanguerieae are found in both extremely wet habitats, such as the rain forests of tropical Africa, and in the very dry desert-like areas of the horn of Africa and of the southernmost part of Madagascar. The tribe is represented at altitudes of over 2,000 m in the mountains of Malawi and Tanzania, but also at sea-level along the coast of South Africa. This wide distribution is accompanied by a wide range of morphological adaptations. Several different life forms such as geofructices, shrubs, trees, and climbers are represented. There is also a wide range of flower sizes and fruit morphologies, suggesting different adaptations to pollination and dispersal. Most of the species are probably pollinated by insects, but it is suspected that at least some of the large-flowered species of Fadogia are bird-pollinated. The edibility of many fruits suggests that they are dispersed by animals.

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Google previewA Dictionary of the Flowering Plants and Ferns (1973)

by John Christopher Willis, Herbert Kenneth Airy Shaw

Vanguerieae : Plectronia, Cuviera. 2. Gueilardeae : Guettarda. 3. Chiococceae : Chiococca.

Google previewA Manual and Dictionary of the Flowering Plants and Ferns: The classes, cohorts, orders, and chief genera of phanerogams and ferns (1897)

by John Christopher Willis

Vanguerieae ; Plectronia, Cuviera. 12. Guettardeae: Guettarda. 13. Chiococceae: Chiococca. B. Psychotriinae (ovule ascending; micropyle facing downwards) : a. Corolla convolute. 14. Ixoreae: Coffea, Ixora, Pavetta. /3. Corolla valvate. a.

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Nmaes (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

Cavaco, "Neoleroya, nou- veau genre de Rubiaceae- Vanguerieae.

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Scrabble value of V4A1N1G2U1E1R1I1E1A1E1

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