1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Mitrasacmopsis Jovet

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Rwanda to S. Tropical Africa, Madagascar.

    [FTEA]

    Rubiaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1976

    Habit
    Annual herb with short erect branched stems
    Leaves
    Leaves paired, narrowly (rarely broadly) elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate; stipules with 2–4 fimbriae from a short base
    Flowers
    Flowers small, not dimorphic, in small, usually few-flowered terminal dichasial inflorescences
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube ovoid; lobes 4, triangular-lanceolate
    Corolla
    Corolla-tube very short; lobes ovate, throat hairy
    Pistil
    Ovary 2-locular, each locule with few ovules; style not exserted; stigma bifid, the lobes linear
    Fruits
    Capsule of very characteristic shape, both loculicidal and septicidal, cordate and bilobed at the base, with the fertile part produced into a very distinct compressed obtuse central beak
    Seeds
    Seeds few, compressed subglobose, bluntly angular, distinctly reticulately pitted.
    [FZ]

    Rubiaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora Zambesiaca 5:1. 1989

    Habit
    Annual herb with short erect branched stems.
    Leaves
    Leaves paired, narrowly (rarely broadly) elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate; stipules with 2–4 fimbriae from a short base.
    Flowers
    Flowers small, not dimorphic, in small, usually few-flowered terminal dichasial inflorescences.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube ovoid; lobes 4, triangular-lanceolate.
    Corolla
    Corolla tube very short; lobes ovate, throat hairy.
    Pistil
    Ovary 2-locular, each locule with few ovules; style not exserted; stigma bifid, the lobes linear.
    Fruits
    Capsule of very characteristic shape, both loculicidal and septicidal, cordate and bilobed at the base, with the fertile part produced into a very distinct compressed obtuse central beak.
    Seeds
    Seeds few, compressed subglobose, bluntly angular, distinctly reticulately pitted.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Burundi, Madagascar, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Mitrasacmopsis Jovet appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Arch. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., sér. 6, 12: 589 (1935)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Archiv. Mus. Nat. Hist. Paris. ser. 6, 12: 589 (1935).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in Archiv. Mus. Nat. Hist. Paris, sér. 6, 12: 589 (1935)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0