1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Danais Comm. ex Vent.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Climbing or erect shrubs, sometimes quite extensive lianes
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3 or 4, petiolate; stipules interpetiolar, ovate-triangular, acute
    Flowers
    Flowers small, dimorphic, in axillary and terminal cymes, often running together to form fairly extensive panicles
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube subglobose; lobes short, subequal, persistent
    Corolla
    Corolla funnel-shaped or hypocrateriform; throat hairy, particularly in the case of long-styled flowers; lobes 5–6, valvate
    Stamens
    Stamens 5–6, included in long-styled flowers, exserted in short-styled flowers
    Pistil
    Ovary 2-locular, each locule with many ovules; style filiform, divided into 2 filiform stigmata
    Fruits
    Capsule splitting loculicidally; seeds inserted parallel to the surface of the placenta, surrounded by a lacerate or erose wing.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion, Tanzania

    Extinct in:

    Rodrigues

    Danais Comm. ex Vent. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Davis, A.P. [1125], Madagascar 61798.000
    Davis, A.P. [2596], Madagascar 61999.000
    Davis, A.P. [2153], Madagascar 63685.000

    First published in Tabl. Règn. Vég. 2: 584 (1799)

    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.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Tabl. 2: 548 (1799)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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