1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Batopedina Verdc.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Subshrubs with many branches from a thick woody rootstock, often tufted.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite but sometimes appearing verticillate, linear to ovate; stipules with 3–5 short lobes from a short base.
    Flowers
    Flowers heterostylous, solitary or paired, axillary or at apices of branchlets; calyx tube ovoid; lobes unequal, one foliaceous and rest minute or of varying sizes.
    Corolla
    Corolla tube filiform, enlarged at apex; throat hairy inside; lobes 5, ovate.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5, included or exserted.
    Ovary
    Ovary 2-locular with many ovules.
    Pistil
    Style included or exserted; stigma lobes filiform.
    Fruits
    Capsule ovoid, splitting into 2 cocci with numerous seeds.
    Seeds
    Testa finely striate.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burkina, Ghana, Zambia, Zaïre

    Batopedina Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 23: 29 (1953)

    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. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux. 23: 29 (1953).
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Robbrecht in Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg.51: 174 (1981).
    • in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux.23: 29 (1953).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    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