Rubiaceae Gallery - the Bedstraw family

The Bedstraw family comprises some 13,500 species of annual and perennial plants and includes Coffea species (from which we get coffee, of course); Cinchona species, from some of which we obtain the antimalarial drug quinine; as well as several popular ornamental plants.

These thumbnail pictures have links to larger photographs and information about each of the species, their habitat needs and an identification guide.

We have used the scientific names to identify species in this table, but if you prefer to use common names we have also listed all species covered on the First Nature website in alphabetical order of Common Names...

There is also the option to see all species listed in order of Scientific Names or Botanical Families or Dominant Colour.

Introduction to wild flower families...

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