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Houstonia micrantha

Houstonia micrantha

Houstonia micrantha, the southern bluet, is a plant species in the coffee family.[1][2][3]

Houstonia micrantha
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Houstonia
H. micrantha
Binomial name
Houstonia micrantha
(Shinners) Terrell
  • Hedyotis crassifolia var. micrantha Shinners
  • Hedyotis australis W.H.Lewis & D.W.Moore

It is native to the south-central United States where it has been found in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, southern Missouri, Alabama, western Tennessee, extreme western Florida (Escambia County) plus a few isolated locations in Georgia.[4][5]


  1. Terrell, Edward Everett. 1975. New combinations in Houstonia (Rubiaceae). Phytologia 425-426. Houstonia micrantha
  2. Lewis, Walter Hepworth & Moore, Dwight Munson. 1959. Southwestern Naturalist 3: 208, Hedyotis australis
  3. Shinners, Lloyd Herbert. 1950. Field & Laboratory 18(3): 100, Hedyotis crassifolia var. micrantha
  4. Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  5. Biota of North America Program

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