1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Cremaspora Benth.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrubs, small trees or sometimes lianes or with subscandent branches; stems and foliage almost glabrous to densely hairy; branches appearing supra-axillary and often supported by rounded leaves very different from the main foliage
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, shortly petiolate, mostly thinly coriaceous, mostly oblong-elliptic; stipules keeled, acuminate, soon deciduous
    Flowers
    Flowers sweetly scented, rather small in sessile mostly dense axillary clusters; bracts and bracteoles triangular-acuminate, not forming cupules
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube ovoid; limb campanulate with 5 triangular to lanceolate teeth
    Corolla
    Corolla white, cylindrical or very narrowly funnel-shaped, glabrescent or pubescent outside, glabrous to pilose at the throat; lobes 5, narrowly oblong, ± obtuse or acute, strictly contorted, pubescent outside
    Stamens
    Stamens 5, inserted at the mouth of the tube; filaments very short; anthers buff, dorsifixed, linear, apiculate, ± bifid at the base, fully exserted
    Disc
    Disc shallowly bowl-shaped, becoming more cylindrical in fruit
    Pistil
    Ovary 2-locular, with a single ovule in each locule, pendulous from the apex; style green, filiform, exserted, hairy save at extreme base, the apical 1 mm. divisible into 2 lobes which do not spread and bear the stigmatic surface on their inner faces
    Fruits
    Fruit ovoid, indehiscent, leathery-walled, 2-locular, (1–)2-seeded
    Seeds
    Seeds half-ovoid, compressed, rugulose; testa characteristically finely transversely wrinkled-striate; albumen horny, not ruminate; embryo small with inferior radicle; placenta elongated, lying along whole side of seed.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrubs, small trees or sometimes lianes or with subscandent branches.
    Stem
    Stems and foliage almost glabrous to densely hairy; branches appearing supra-axillary and often supported by rounded leaves very different from the main foliage.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, shortly petiolate, mostly thinly coriaceous, mostly oblong-elliptic; stipules keeled, acuminate, soon deciduous.
    Flowers
    Flowers sweet-scented, rather small, in sessile mostly dense axillary clusters; bracts and bracteoles triangular-acuminate, not forming cupules.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube ovoid; limb-tube campanulate with 5 triangular to lanceolate teeth.
    Corolla
    Corolla white, cylindrical or very narrowly funnel-shaped, glabrescent or pubescent outside, glabrous to pilose at the throat; lobes 5, narrowly oblong, ± obtuse or acute, contorted to the left, pubescent outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5, inserted at the mouth of the corolla tube; filaments very short; anthers buff, dorsifixed, linear, apiculate, ± bifid at the base, fully exserted.
    Disc
    Disk shallowly bowl-shaped.
    Pistil
    Ovary 2-locular with a single ovule in each locule, pendulous from the apex; style green, filiform, exserted, hairy save at extreme base, the apical 1 mm divisible into two lobes which do not spread and bear the stigmatic surface on their inner faces.
    Fruits
    Fruit ovoid, indehiscent, leathery-walled, 2-locular, (1)2-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seed half ovoid, compressed, rugulose; testa characteristically finely transversely wrinkled-striate; albumen horny, not ruminate; embryo small with inferior radicle.
    Placenta
    Placenta elongated lying along whole side of seed.

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    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Equatorial Guinea

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Cremaspora Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in W.J.Hooker, Niger Fl.: 412 (1849)

    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 West Tropical Africa
    • K. Schum. in E. & P. Pflanzenfam. 4, 4: 87 (1891).
    • —F.T.A. 3: 126
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in W.J. Hooker, Niger Fl.: 412 (1849).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in Hook., Niger Fl.: 412 (1849)

    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