1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Paracephaelis Baill.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to Mozambique, W. Indian Ocean.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Leaves chartaceous, pubescent or glabrous, mature at time of flowering.
    Stipules
    Stipules triangular-apiculate, caducous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal on short leafy lateral branches and occasionally on the main branches, often congested; flowers sessile and subtended by opposite bracts, or shortly pedicellate.
    Calyx
    Calyx limb-tube bearing triangular to sublinear lobes (TAB. 73/A1).
    Corolla
    Corolla salver-shaped; tube densely covered with appressed hairs outside, pubescent within.
    Placenta
    Placenta small, bearing 2–3 pendulous ovules (or in Madagascar up to 7, arranged along the margins and at top, fide De Block pers. com.).
    Fruits
    Fruit 2-locular.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2–4 (or more in Madagascar) per fruit, reddish-brown, with a shallow elongated hilar groove, smooth.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Aldabra, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania

    Extinct in:

    Réunion

    Paracephaelis Baill. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Davis, A.P. [2534], Madagascar 64140.000
    Davis, A.P. [2731], Madagascar 72954.000
    Davis, A.P. [2529], Madagascar Homolliella 61993.000
    Davis, A.P. [2535], Madagascar Homolliella 64141.000
    Rakotonasolo, F. [RNF 94], Madagascar Homolliella 64264.000
    Rakotonasolo, F. [RNF 97], Madagascar Homolliella 64266.000

    First published in Adansonia 12: 316 (1879)

    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
    • De Block in Syst. Geogr. Pl. 73: 100 (2003).
    • Arénes in Notul. Syst. (Paris) 16: 7–9, fig. (1960).
    • Adansonia 12: 316 (1879).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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