1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Galopina Thunb.

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

    [FZ]

    Rubiaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora Zambesiaca 5:1. 1989

    Habit
    Perennial herbs with branched, often ± woody rhizomes or rootstocks.
    Leaves
    Leaves decussate, broadly ovate to lanceolate, distinctly petiolate, with stipular sheaths bearing 3–5(7) setae on either side.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal, paniculate to thyrso-paniculate, bracteate.
    Flowers
    Flowers hermaphrodite, female or male, 4(5)-merous. Hermaphrodite, male: Corolla: tube (very) short, broadly funnel-shaped to campanulate, lobes recurved, ± lanceolate; anthers yellowish to whitish, exserted, dangling on long slender filiform filaments. Female: corolla much smaller, tube cylindrical, sometimes 0, lobes erect to spreading, ± linear.
    Calyx
    Calyx obsolete.
    Pistil
    Ovary bicarpellate and biovulate; style 0; stigmas 2, long exserted, in hermaphrodite often shorter and thinner than in female, hairy, greyish-white, yellowish-grey or greenish.
    Fruits
    Fruit dehiscent, not supported by a carpophore; mericarps ± glabrous, tuberculate or covered with long hairs, dorsal side convex, ventral side plane to concave.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Galopina Thunb. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Nov. Gen. Pl. 1: 3 (1781)

    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
    • Nov. Gen. Pl. 1: 3 (1781).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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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