1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Argocoffeopsis Lebrun

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrubs or sometimes lianes with horizontal or recurved lateral branches; bark papery, brown or grey, peeling characteristically.
    Leaves
    Leaves sometimes dimorphic, those on the lateral twigs cuneate and oblong, those on the main stems cordate and shorter; stipules forming a short sheath with 2 interpetiolar awns.
    Flowers
    Flowers in some species appearing before the new leaves, sweet-scented, 5–8-merous, terminal or appearing lateral on axillary and opposite brachyblasts with an imbricate series of bracts and bracteoles derived from both reduced leaves and stipules.
    Calyx
    Calyx small, mostly completely hidden by the leaves of the brachyblasts surrounding the flower base; limb short, with minute lobes.
    Corolla
    Corolla salver-shaped with lobes contorted to the left.
    Pistil
    Ovary 2-celled with a single ovule in each cell; style included or exserted, with 2 thick stigmatic (pollen presenter) lobes.
    Anthers
    Anthers attached in the corolla throat, sessile and half included or with distinct filaments and exserted.
    Fruits
    Fruit with membranous endocarp.
    Seeds
    Seeds hemispherical with entire endosperm; testa not developed.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, Zambia, Zaïre

    Argocoffeopsis Lebrun appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Keay, R.W.J. [37031], Nigeria 6275.000

    First published in Mém. Inst. Roy. Colon. Belge, Sect. Sci. Nat. (8vo) 11(3): 55 (1941)

    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
    • Robbrecht in Bull. Jard. Bot. Belg. 51: 362 (1981).
    • in Mém. Inst. Roy. Colon. Belge, Sect. Sci. Nat. 8°, 11(3): 55 (1941).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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