Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Ixoroideae
Tribe: Crossopterygeae
Genus: Crossopteryx
Species: C. febrifuga
Binomial name
Crossopteryx febrifuga
(Afzel. ex G.Don) Benth.
  • Chomelia angolensis (Hiern) Kuntze
  • Chomelia mossambicensis (Hiern) Kuntze
  • Chomelia buchananii K.Schum.
  • Crossopteryx africana Baill.
  • Crossopteryx korschyana Fenzl (TYPE)
  • Rondeletia africana T.Winterb.
  • Rondeletia febrifuga Afzel. ex G.Don
  • Tarenna angolensis Hiern
  • Tarenna mossambicensis Hiern

Crossopteryx is a monotypic genus of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family. The genus contains only one species, viz. Crossopteryx febrifuga, which is found in tropical and southern Africa.[1]


  1. "Crossopteryx in the World Checklist of Rubiaceae". Retrieved June 2014. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
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