1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Lamprothamnus Hiern

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Somalia to Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree
    Leaves
    Leaves subsessile, glossy, rather coriaceous, ± cordate at the base; stipules interpetiolar, broadly triangular, apiculate
    Flowers
    Flowers strongly sweetly scented, in apparently but not quite terminal and axillary panicles, the ultimate components dense and supported by small stipule-like triangular bracts; each flower supported by 2 ovate keeled bracteoles at the base of the calyx
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube campanulate, the limb-tube exceeding the ovary, pubescent inside; lobes very transverse and rounded-truncate, usually 4 small ones in 2 contiguous pairs and 2 large ones or sometimes only 4–5, imbricate
    Corolla
    Corolla white; tube narrowly funnel-shaped, with matted hairs inside save for the basal 1.5 mm.; lobes 6–7(–8), oblong-elliptic
    Anthers
    Anthers linear, exserted for 2/3 or more of their length, apiculate
    Disc
    Disc annular, fleshy
    Pistil
    Ovary thick-walled, with 1–2 small locules; ovules solitary, pendulous from a thickened funicle; style narrowly club-shaped, ± densely pubescent save at extreme base, the 2 arms ± fused but separable into flattened lobes for slightly over half its length
    Fruits
    Fruit subglobose, presumably fleshy, crowned by the persistent calyx-limb
    Seeds
    Seeds ovoid, very strongly ruminate, the exterior resembling hanks of rope, each longitudinal piece closely striated.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

    Lamprothamnus Hiern appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 3: 130 (1877)

    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 Tropical East Africa
    • in F.T.A. 3: 130 (1877)
    • in Oliv. in Hook, Ic.Pl. 13,t. 1220 (June 1877)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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