1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Macrosphyra Hook.f.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Climbing ± hairy shrubs or small erect shrubs
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate, opposite, mostly clustered at the apices of the shoots; stipules rather large, interpetiolar, ovate-lanceolate, thickly scarious, striate, imbricate with the leaves at the shoot-apices, at length deciduous
    Flowers
    Flowers scented, 5–6-merous, shortly pedicellate, hermaphrodite, several-many in terminal sessile clusters
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube ellipsoid or obconic; tubular part of limb short; lobes subulate or linear-lanceolate, erect, persistent
    Corolla
    Corolla white, cream, yellow, pink or red, ± salver-shaped, with a narrow tube, or funnel-shaped, glabrescent to pubescent outside, glabrous inside save at base which is densely hairy or glabrous at base with rest of tube pubescent; lobes elliptic to rounded, shortly clawed, spreading, contorted
    Anthers
    Anthers just exserted between the corolla-lobes or included; pollen in tetrads
    Pistil
    Ovary 1-locular; ovules numerous on 2(–?4) parietal placentas; style long-exserted or included, thick; stigma large, globose, grooved
    Fruits
    Fruit subglobose, many-seeded.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burkina, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

    Macrosphyra Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in G.Bentham & J.D.Hooker, Gen. Pl. 2: 86 (1873)

    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
    • K. Schum. in E. & P. Pflanzenfam. 4, 4: 77 (1891).
    • F.T.A. 3: 105
    • in Benth. & Hook. f. Gen. Pl. 2: 86 (1873)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Keay in B.J.B.B. 28: 27 (1958)
    • in G.P. 2: 86 (1873)

    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