1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Fadogia Schweinf.

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

    [FZ]

    Rubiaceae, D. Bridson. Flora Zambesiaca 5:2. 1998

    Habit
    Glabrous or hairy suffrutescent subshrubs, usually with several often annual stems from a woody rootstock; rarely shrubs or small trees.
    Leaves
    Leaves usually in whorls of 3–5(6), or paired, mostly subsessile or shortly petiolate; stipules small, often persistent, connate into a sheath, hairy inside at the base and produced into a subulate appendage at the apex.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences of axillary few-flowered cymes, usually shortly pedunculate, or in some species flowers solitary; flowers usually rather small; buds obtuse or shortly apiculate.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube campanulate or subglobose, the limb truncate, or 5–10-toothed or -lobed, the divisions obtuse to subulate.
    Corolla
    Corolla tube usually cylindrical, glabrous or hairy outside, with a ring of deflexed hairs inside, pubescent to densely hairy above it and densely hairy or less often glabrous at the throat; lobes 5(8), acute to apiculate at the apex, papillate on inner surface.
    Anthers
    Anthers usually oblong, shortly exserted; filaments short.
    Ovary
    Ovary 3–4(8)-locular; ovules solitary in each cell, pendulous.
    Gynoecium
    Style slender or rather thick, usually thicker towards the base, not or scarcely exceeding the anthers; pollen presenter coroniform or rarely cylindrical, sulcate, 3–5(8)-lobed.
    Disc
    Disk usually depressed.
    Fruits
    Fruits small, often bearing the remains of the calyx limb, glabrous, containing 1–3(8) pyrenes.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Glabrous or hairy herbs or subshrubs; rarely small shrubs, shrubs or small trees usually with several stems from a woody rootstock
    Leaves
    Leaves paired or nearly always in whorls of 3–5(–6), mostly subsessile or shortly petiolate; stipules small, connate into a sheath, hairy inside at the base, often persistent, produced into a subulate appendage at the apex
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary, simple, few-flowered, usually shortly pedunculate cymes or in some species flowers solitary; flowers usually rather small; buds obtuse or shortly apiculate
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube campanulate or subglobose, the limb truncate, toothed or lobed, the 5–10 divisions obtuse to subulate
    Corolla
    Corolla-tube usually cylindrical, glabrous or hairy outside, with a ring of deflexed hairs inside, pubescent to densely hairy above it and densely hairy or less often glabrous at the throat; lobes 5(–9), acute to apiculate at the apex, papillate on inner surface
    Stamens
    Anthers usually oblong, shortly exserted; filaments short
    Pistil
    Ovary 3–4(–9)-locular; ovules solitary in each locule, pendulous; style slender or rather thick, usually thicker towards the base, not or scarcely exceeding the anthers; stigmatic club coroniform or rarely cylindrical, sulcate, 3–5(–9)-lobed
    Disc
    Disk usually depressed
    Fruits
    Fruits small, often bearing the remains of the calyx-limb, glabrous, containing 1–3(–9) pyrenes.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Fadogia Schweinf. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Cruse, A.W. [496], Zimbabwe 8538.000

    First published in Reliq. Kotschy.: 47 (1868)

    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
    • Robyns in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux. 11: 41 (1928).
    • —F.T.A. 3: 152, partly
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Verdcourt in Kew Bull. 36: 515 (1981).
    • Robyns in Bull. Jard. Bot. État 11: 41 (1928).
    • Reliq. Kotschy: 47, t. 32 (1868).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Verdc. in K.B. 36: 515 (1981)
    • Robyns in B.J.B.B. 11: 41 (1928)
    • Reliq. Kotschy.: 47, t. 32 (1868)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    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/
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    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/
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