1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Fadogiella Robyns

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Subshrubby herbs (suffrutices) or shrubs, completely softly tomentose, mostly much branched.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, or less often in whorls of 3, shortly petioled; stipules with triangular or sheathing connate bases and subulate appendages.
    Flowers
    Flowers relatively large in subsessile or shortly pedunculate, dense, few- to many-flowered cymes.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube globose with a short ± subundulate limb or short, triangular teeth.
    Corolla
    Corolla thick, cylindrical or obovoid, obtuse or shortly acuminate at the apex in bud; mostly yellow or greenish, densely tomentose; tube cylindrical, glabrous or hairy at the throat, with a ring of deflexed hairs inside; lobes reflexed, obtuse or shortly apiculate.
    Stamens
    Stamens inserted at the throat, anthers exserted or partly exserted.
    Pistil
    Ovary (3)4–5-locular, each locule with a pendulous ovule; style slender, exserted; pollen presenter cylindrical or coroniform, sulcate, (3)4–5-lobed at the apex.
    Fruits
    Fruit drying back, globose, crowned with the calyx limb, sometimes ribbed, containing (3)4–5 pyrenes, ± glabrous.
    Pyrene
    Pyrenes thinly woody, not crested around apex, point of attachment ± beaked, very slightly textured.
    Seeds
    Cotyledons very much shorter than the radicle.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Subshrubby herbs or shrubs, completely softly tomentose, mostly much branched
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or less often in whorls of 3, shortly petioled; stipules with triangular or sheathing connate bases and subulate appendages
    Flowers
    Flowers fairly small in subsessile or shortly pedunculate, dense, many-flowered cymes
    Buds
    Buds thick, densely tomentose, cylindric or obovoid, obtuse or shortly acuminate at the apex
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube globose with a short ± subundulate limb or teeth short, triangular
    Corolla
    Corolla mostly yellow or greenish; tube cylindric, glabrous or hairy at the throat, with a ring of deflexed hairs inside; lobes reflexed, obtuse or shortly apiculate
    Stamens
    Stamens inserted at the throat, anthers exserted
    Pistil
    Ovary (3–)4–5-locular, each locule with a pendulous ovule; style slender, exserted; stigmatic club cylindric or coroniform, sulcate, (3–)4–5-lobed at the apex
    Fruits
    Fruit globose, crowned with the calyx-limb, sometimes ribbed, containing (3–)4–5 pyrenes, ± glabrous.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Fadogiella Robyns appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 11: 94 (1928)

    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 Zambesiaca
    • in Bull. Jard. Bot. État 11: 94 (1928).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in B.J.B.B. 11: 94 (1928)

    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