1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Chamaepentas Bremek.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Procumbent perennial herbs
    Leaves
    Leaves paired, petiolate, well developed and with the lateral venation clearly evident; stipule-sheath divided into several subulate colleter-tipped lobes
    Flowers
    Flowers white, medium-sized, hermaphrodite, probably dimorphic, mostly in 3-flowered terminal inflorescences, less often reduced to 1–2, ebracteolate
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube campanulate; lobes 5, unequal, distinctly spathulate
    Corolla
    Corolla-tube long, narrowly tubular, the throat densely hairy within; lobes 5, ovate-oblong
    Stamens
    Stamens included in long-styled forms, the upper part of the corolla-tube widened at the point of inclusion
    Pistil
    Ovary 2-locular, each locule with numerous ovules on peltate placentas; style exserted, minutely tomentellous; stigma bilobed, the lobes cylindrical
    Fruits
    Fruit a capsule with thinly bony walls, quite markedly beaked, septicidally and loculicidally dehiscent at the apex
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, brown, angular, pitted.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Chamaepentas Bremek. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Verh. Kon. Ned. Akad. Wetensch., Afd. Natuurk., Sect. 2, 48(2): 46 (1952)

    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. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in Verh. K. Nederl. Akad. Wet., Afd. Natuurk., ser. 2, 48 (2): 46 (1952)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    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