1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Parapentas Bremek.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Procumbent perennial forest floor herbs
    Leaves
    Leaves paired, petiolate, well developed and with the lateral venation clearly evident; stipule-sheath divided into several subulate colleter-tipped lobes
    Flowers
    Flowers white or lilac, hermaphrodite, isostylous or heterostylous, terminal or pseudo-axillary, sessile, usually solitary or sometimes paired
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube campanulate; lobes 5, ± equal, linear or linear-oblong
    Corolla
    Corolla-tube narrowly tubular, glabrous or sparsely to densely pilose within throat; lobes 5, elliptic, minutely papillate inside
    Stamens
    Stamens and style exserted in isostylous species, in normally heterostylous species the stamens well-exserted in one form and included in the other but in P. setigera (Hiern) Verdc. (P. gabonica Bremek.) either both stamens and style are included or the anthers are exserted and the style included
    Ovary
    Ovary 2-locular with peltate placentas and numerous ovules
    Fruits
    Fruit an obconic or globose capsule, sometimes compressed beneath, not beaked, loculicidally dehiscent or, in P. setigera, dividing into 4 valves
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, brown, angular, pitted.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zaïre

    Parapentas Bremek. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Verh. Kon. Ned. Akad. Wetensch., Afd. Natuurk., Sect. 2, 48(2): 50 (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 of West Tropical Africa
    • in Verb. K. Nederl. Akad. Wetensch., Afd. Natuurk., sect. 2, 48: 50 (1952).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Verdc. in B.J.B.B. 23: 53 (1953)
    • in Verh. K. Nederl. Akad. Wet., Afd. Natuurk., ser. 2, 48 (2): 50 (1952)

    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