1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Dolichometra K.Schum.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial procumbent herb with ascending flowering stems
    Leaves
    Leaves paired, petiolate; stipules ± triangular, basally joining the petioles to form a very short sheath, apically very shortly lobed
    Flowers
    Flowers small, hermaphrodite, dimorphic but showing rather limited heterostyly, in few-flowered terminal and axillary mostly pedunculate cymes
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube linear-fusiform; lobes 5, linear-oblong or slightly spathulate, equal or very nearly so, with sessile colleters between the lobes
    Corolla
    Corolla-tube narrowly funnel-shaped; lobes 5, narrowly triangular- or oblong-lanceolate
    Stamens
    Stamens included, the filaments long or short
    Pistil
    Ovary 2-locular; ovules ± 18, attached uniseriately to elongate-fusiform centrally attached placentas; style included, long or short; stigma bifid, the lobes cylindrical-filiform, just exserted in the long-styled form
    Fruits
    Fruit linear-fusiform, indehiscent
    Note
    Rhaphides very abundant in all tissues.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Dolichometra K.Schum. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 34: 331 (1904)

    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
    • in E.J. 34: 331 (1904)

    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