A genus of tropical American shrubs or trees of the family Rubiaceae. The bark of one species Exostema caribaceum resembles the bark of the Cinchona trees and has been used as a substitute for quinine.

Taxonomic Hierarchy
Kingdom Plantae – Vegetal, plants
Subkingdom Viridaeplantae – green plants
Infrakingdom Streptophyta – land plants
Division Tracheophyta – vascular plants, tracheophytes
Subdivision Spermatophytina – spermatophytes, seed plants
Infradivision Angiospermae – flowering plants, angiosperms
Class Magnoliopsida
Superorder Asteranae
Order Gentianales
Family Rubiaceae – madders, rubiacĂ©es
Genus Exostema (Pers.) Humb. & Bonpl.
Direct Children:
Species Exostema caribaeum (Jacq.) Roem. & Schult. – Caribbean princewood, princewood
Species Exostema ellipticum Griseb. – plateado
Species Exostema sanctae-luciae (Kentish) Britton – Jamaicanbark
Exostema, (Pers.) Humb. & Bonpl. Taxonomic Serial No.: 34989


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