1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Euclinia Salisb.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Uganda and Angola.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Deciduous small shrubs or trees, the branches with very unequal internodes, some slender and elongated but the others at the apices very condensed; petiolar scars prominent Leaves petiolate, tufted at the ends of the shoots, opposite, the blades thin, with pubescent domatia; stipules scarious, persistent
    Flowers
    Flowers fragrant, solitary, terminal, 5–(6–8)-merous, surrounded at the base by scarious scales
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube cylindrical-turbinate; free tubular part of limb very short; lobes elongate, persistent
    Corolla
    Corolla turning black on drying; tube short to very long, cylindrical, the apical part narrowly to broadly funnel-shaped, tube pubescent towards the base; lobes contorted, overlapping to the left
    Stamens
    Stamens sessile, the apices of the anthers just about reaching the throat mouth; pollen grains in tetrads, golden yellow
    Pistil
    Ovary with 2 placentas forming 2 locules; ovules numerous; style swollen into an ellipsoid swelling at the level of the anthers with 2 closely adnate stigmatic lobes
    Fruits
    Fruit globose or pyriform, crowned with the persistent calyx-lobes; peduncle accrescent
    Seeds
    Seeds irregularly lenticular, compressed.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

    Euclinia Salisb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Fay, J.M. [7400], Central African Republic 63379.000

    First published in Parad. Lond. 2: t. 93, errata (1808)

    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 West Tropical Africa
    • Parad. Lond. index sexualis & errata sub. t. 93 (1808).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Hallé in Fl. Gabon 17, Rubiacées, 2: 204 (1970)
    • Keay in B.J.B.B. 28: 39 (1958)
    • Parad. Lond., index sexualis et errata sub t. 93 (1808)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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