1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Agathisanthemum Klotzsch

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, Comoros, Madagascar.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herbs or small shrubs with simple or branched stems.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile or nearly so, narrowly lanceolate to ovate or oblong; lateral nerves mostly strong; stipule sheath produced into a 3–15-fimbriated lobe.
    Flowers
    Flowers often heterostylous, small, in many-flowered cymes or corymbs or in subglobose heads.
    Calyx
    Calyx lobes 4, lanceolate to ovate-triangular, keeled.
    Corolla
    Corolla shortly tubular, densely hairy at the throat; lobes 4, often with some additional filamentous lobes between.
    Pistil
    Ovary 2(3)-locular; ovules numerous on peltate placentas; style filiform, shortly hairy, usually undivided but sometimes bifid at the apex; stigma lobes subglobose or ovoid.
    Disc
    Disk farinose or very shortly pubescent.
    Fruits
    Capsule subglobose, produced into a conical beak which opens both loculicidally and septicidally.
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, angular.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herbs or small shrubs with simple or branched stems
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile or nearly so, narrowly lanceolate to ovate or oblong; lateral nerves mostly strong; stipule-sheath produced into a 3–13 fimbriated lobe
    Flowers
    Flowers usually heterostylous, small, in many-flowered cymes or corymbs or in subglobose heads
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes 4, lanceolate to ovate-triangular, keeled
    Corolla
    Corolla shortly tubular, densely hairy at the throat; lobes 4, often with some additional filamentous lobes between
    Pistil
    Ovary 2(–3)-locular; ovules numerous on peltate placentas; style filiform, shortly hairy, usually undivided but sometimes bifid at the apex; stigma-lobes subglobose or ovoid
    Disc
    Disc farinose or very shortly pubescent
    Fruits
    Capsule subglobose, produced into a conical beak which opens both loculicidally and septicidally
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, angular.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Burundi, Comoros, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Somalia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Agathisanthemum Klotzsch appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in W.C.H.Peters, Naturw. Reise Mossambique 6(1): 294 (1861)

    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 Zambesiaca
    • Lewis in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard.52: 182 (1965).
    • Bremek. in Verh. K. Nederl. Akad. Wet., Afd. Natuurk., ser. 2, 48(2): 152 (1952).
    • in Peters, Reise Mossamb., Bot.1: 294 (1861).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Lewis in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 52: 182 (1965)
    • Bremek. in Verh. K. Nederl. Akad. Wet., Afd. Natuurk., ser. 2, 48(2): 152 (1952)
    • in Peters, Reise Mossamb., Bot. 1: 294 (1861)

    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