1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Manostachya Bremek.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Woody-based herbs.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile, linear or subulate, the upper gradually passing into bracts.
    Stipules
    Stipular sheath truncate, sometimes shortly sparsely ciliate.
    Flowers
    Flowers sessile or shortly pedicellate, 4-merous, heterostylous, solitary or in axillary cymes arranged at many well-separated upper nodes in very open elongate spike-like inflorescences or each apparent cyme actually an inflorescence terminating a brachyblast; bracteoles present.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube ovoid; limb tube not developed; teeth narrowly triangular.
    Corolla
    Corolla tube short, ± cylindric or funnel-shaped, the lobes about as long or slightly longer.
    Anthers
    Anthers well-included in long-styled flowers.
    Ovary
    Ovary 2-locular; placentas peltate, attached to middle of septum; ovules several, immersed in the placenta.
    Pistil
    Style glabrous, exserted in long-styled flowers, included in short-styled flowers; stigmatic lobes 2, ovoid or filiform.
    Fruits
    Capsule subglobose, dehiscing loculicidally.
    Seeds
    Seeds few, brown, oblong, dorsiventrally compressed, not becoming glutinous when wet, the testa cells with thick cell walls and large perforations forming a reticulate network in the lumen.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cabinda, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Manostachya Bremek. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Verh. Kon. Ned. Akad. Wetensch., Afd. Natuurk., Sect. 2, 48(2): 145 (1952)

    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 Verh. K. Nederl. Akad. Wet. Afd. Natuurk., ser. 2, 48(2): 145 (1952).

    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