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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Cinchonoideae
Tribe: Guettardeae
Genus: Timonius
Rumph. ex DC.
Type species
Timonius timon

Timonius is a genus of plants in the family Rubiaceae. It is the second most specious genus in the family in Papua New Guinea, containing about 80 species known to science, [1] for example (but this list may be incomplete):

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  1. Bryan, J.E., Shearman, P.L. (Eds.). 2015. The State of the Forests of Papua New Guinea 2014: Measuring change over the period 2002-2014. University of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby.