1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Aidia Lour.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Tropical & Subtropical Asia to W. Pacific.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Small trees or rarely (1 species) epiphytes
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, petiolate, in equal pairs or at flower-bearing nodes unequal or even one reduced to a deciduous scale; domatia sometimes present; stipules basally ± triangular, erect, acute to subulate, often deciduous
    Flowers
    Flowers pedicellate, hermaphrodite, 5-merous, in unilateral apparently axillary inflorescences at every other node; inflorescences lax or condensed cymes up to 7 cm. long, few–many-flowered, subsessile or pedunculate; bracts small, often deciduous
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube ovoid or turbinate; tubular part of the limb well-developed; lobes reduced or at least not over 3 mm. long
    Corolla
    Corolla white, yellow or green, the central part sometimes red; tube cylindrical, with throat hairy; lobes contorted, overlapping to the left, acute
    Stamens
    Stamens exserted, the filaments inserted in the upper part of the throat; anthers sagittate; pollen grains simple
    Pistil
    Ovary 2(rarely–3)-locular, each locule containing a peltate hemispherical many-ovuled placenta; style exserted, developed into an oblong striate club of 2 adhering lobes
    Fruits
    Fruit globose, small, marked with a circular scar left by the deciduous calyx-limb; seeds numerous.
    [FZ]

    Rubiaceae, D.M.Bridson & B.Verdcourt. Flora Zambesiaca 5:3. 2003

    Habit
    Small trees or rarely (1 species) epiphytes.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, petiolate, in equal pairs or, at flower-bearing nodes, unequal or even one reduced to a deciduous scale; domatia sometimes present; stipules basally ± triangular, erect, acute to subulate, often deciduous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences unilateral, apparently axillary, and produced at every other node (TAB. 75/7), of few- to many-flowers in lax or condensed subsessile or pedunculate cymes up to 7 cm long; bracts small, often deciduous.
    Flowers
    Flowers pedicellate, hermaphrodite, 5-merous.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube ovoid or turbinate; limb-tube well developed; lobes reduced or at least not more than 3 mm long.
    Corolla
    Corolla white, yellow or green, the central part sometimes red; tube cylindrical with throat hairy; lobes contorted, overlapping to the left, acute.
    Stamens
    Stamens exserted, the filaments inserted in the upper part of the throat; anthers sagittate; pollen grains simple.
    Pistil
    Ovary 2(rarely 3)-locular, each locule containing a peltate hemispherical many-ovuled placenta; style exserted; pollen presenter an oblong striate club of 2 adhering lobes.
    Fruits
    Fruit globose, small, marked with a circular scar left by the deciduous calyx limb; seeds numerous, free.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Borneo, Burundi, Cabinda, Cambodia, Cameroon, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Congo, Fiji, Gabon, Gilbert Is., Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Marshall Is., Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Samoa, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., Western Australia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Aidia Lour. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2010 Sidiyasa, K. [1127], Kalimantan K000174359
    Jan 1, 2010 Sidiyasa, K. et al. [1269], Kalimantan K000174354
    Jan 1, 1998 Ndam, N. [1116], Cameroon K000011827
    Sonke [2825], Central African Republic K000172848
    Christenhusz, M.J.M., Kamau, P., Mbale, M. [6666], Kenya K000696642
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8453], Singapore Stylocoryne K001125543
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8454], Singapore Stylocoryne K001125544
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8406] Stylocoryna K001125417
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8407] Stylocoryna K001125418
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8408] Stylocoryna K001125419

    First published in Fl. Cochinch.: 143 (1790)

    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.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • G. Taylor in Cat. S. Tomé 197 (1944).
    • Fl. Cochinch. 143 (1790)
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Ridsdale in Blumea 41(1): 135–179 (1996), emend.*
    • N. Hallé in Fl. Gabon, no. 17, Rubiacées (2e partie): 164 (1970).
    • Keay in Bull. Jard. Bot. État 28: 22 (1958).
    • G. Taylor in Exell, Cat. Vasc. Pl. S. Tomé: 197 (1944).
    • Fl. Cochinch.: 143 (1790).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Tirvengadum in Bull. Mus. natn. Hist. nat, 4e sér., 8, sect. B, Adansonia 3: 257–275 (1986)
    • Hallé in Fl. Gabon 17, Rubiacées, 2: 164 (1970)
    • Keay in B.J.B.B. 28: 22 (1958)
    • G. Taylor in Exell, Cat. Vasc. Pl. S. Tomé: 197 (1944)
    • Fl. Cochinch.: 143 (1790)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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