1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Cladoceras Bremek.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Scandent shrub with short spreading axillary branchlets, some of which are reduced to short slightly to quite strongly recurved opposite spines
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, shortly petiolate, with elliptic blades having acarodomatia in the axils of the nerves; stipules simple, connate into a short sheath below, thickened above
    Flowers
    Flowers hermaphrodite, strongly scented, 5-merous, in dense corymbs or subcapitate at the ends of short axillary 1–few-noded branchlets, supported by a pair of normal leaves, reduced leaves or bracts
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube ovoid, with very short free limb and short ovate-triangular lobes
    Corolla
    Corolla white, glabrous outside; tube narrowly cylindrical with short sparse hairs inside; lobes elliptic to lanceolate, with contorted aestivation
    Stamens
    Stamens with very short filaments, inserted at the throat; anthers exserted
    Disc
    Disc annular
    Pistil
    Style filiform, glabrous; stigma-lobes lanceolate, flattened, adhering together, not exserted, with stigmatic papillae only on the outside, never in contact with the anthers in bud
    Ovary
    Ovary 2-locular, each locule with 4–5 ovules immersed near the margins of fleshy placentas affixed to the middle of the septum
    Fruits
    Fruit globose, fleshy with a thin endocarp, crowned by the persistent calyx-limb
    Seeds
    Seeds few in each locule.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Cladoceras Bremek. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 35: t. 3411 (1940)

    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
    • Robbrecht & Bridson in B.S.B.B. 117:247–251, figs. 1, 2, (1984)
    • in Hook., Ic. Pl. 35, t. 3411 (1940)

    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