1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Heinsia DC.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrubs, or small trees, rarely subshrubs or climbers
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, shortly petiolate; stipules with 2 distinct teeth, sometimes subulate, sub-persistent or eventually falling
    Flowers
    Flowers rather large, mostly sweetly scented, 4–6-merous, solitary or few–many in lax to dense terminal and lateral cymes
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube turbinate or oblong; lobes ± leafy, ovate to oblong, elliptic or lanceolate
    Corolla
    Corolla hypocrateriform; tube slender, adpressed hairy outside and densely hairy at the throat; lobes variable, mostly broadly elliptic but sometimes narrow, imbricate (quincuncial) in bud, mostly finely puberulous, spreading
    Stamens
    Stamens situated in the tube in both long- and short-styled forms but at different levels; anthers linear, affixed near their base on very short filaments
    Pistil
    Ovary 2-locular; ovules numerous; disc small, swollen; style slender, with two linear thickened stigma-arms just exserted in long-styled flowers but only reaching to about halfway up the tube in short-styled flowers
    Fruits
    Fruit slightly fleshy but soon dry, indehiscent, mostly globose or oblong-globose, crowned by the persistent calyx-lobes, many-seeded, the seeds adhering in 2 masses
    Seeds
    Seeds small, strongly foveolate, the floors of the depressions pitted.
    [FZ]

    Rubiaceae, D.M.Bridson & B.Verdcourt. Flora Zambesiaca 5:3. 2003

    Habit
    Shrubs or small trees, rarely subshrubs or climbers.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, shortly petiolate; stipules with 2 distinct teeth, sometimes subulate, subpersistent or eventually falling.
    Flowers
    Flowers rather large, mostly sweet-scented, 4–6- merous, solitary or few to many in lax to dense terminal and lateral cymes.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube turbinate or oblong; limb-tube ± obsolete; lobes ± leafy, ovate to oblong, elliptic or lanceolate.
    Corolla
    Corolla hypocrateriform; tube slender, appressed hairy outside and densely hairy at the throat; lobes variable, mostly broadly elliptic but sometimes narrow, imbricate (quincuncial) in bud, mostly finely puberulous, spreading.
    Stamens
    Stamens situated in the tube in both long- and short-styled forms but at different levels; anthers linear, affixed near their base on very short filaments.
    Disc
    Disk small, swollen.
    Pistil
    Ovary 2-locular; ovules numerous; style slender, with two linear thickened stigma arms just exserted in long-styled flowers but only reaching to about halfway up the tube in short-styled flowers.
    Fruits
    Fruit slightly fleshy but soon dry, indehiscent, mostly globose or oblong-globose, crowned by the persistent calyx lobes, many-seeded, the seeds adhering in two masses.
    Seeds
    Seeds small, strongly foveolate, the floors of the depressions pitted.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Heinsia DC. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Prodr. 4: 390 (1830)

    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
    • —F.T.A. 3: 80.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Prodr. 4: 390 (1830).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Prodr.4: 390 (1830)

    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