|definition||Distribution: This family consists of 611 genera and around 13000 described species
throughout the world, with the highest diversity in humid lowland forests in the tropics.
In Australia there is 60 genera (9 naturalised) and 343 species (34 naturalised) with
several undescribed species.
Description: The species in this family are monoecious, dioecious or gynodioecious annual and perennial herbs, epiphytes, climbers, shrubs or trees, often with raphide crystals.
For more details regarding the description of species within this family please see: https://profiles.ala.org.au/opus/foa/profile/Rubiaceae
Pollen Morphology: See the specific descriptions in the different genus taxa within this family.
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