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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrubs, small trees or subscandent woody plants
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or ternate, shortly petiolate, the petioles compressed, channelled; blades acuminate or caudate, usually with acarodomatia; midnerve channelled; stipules interpetiolar, triangular or ovate, entire, acute
    Flowers
    Flowers hermaphrodite, mostly heterostylous, usually 5-merous, in axillary or terminal, sessile or pedunculate, trichotomously corymbose or subumbellate inflorescences, sometimes reduced to a few or even single flowers; peduncle with 1–2 4-parted involucels situated at the apex or middle; other bracts small or absent
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube short, denticulate, dentate or lobed
    Corolla
    Corolla salver-shaped, white, greenish, violet or lavender; tube short, funnel-shaped or cylindrical, the upper half densely hairy inside; lobes glabrous inside
    Stamens
    Stamens with glabrous filaments and dorsifixed anthers, exserted in short-styled flowers
    Disc
    Disc cushion-shaped, papillate or shortly hairy
    Pistil
    Ovary 2–3-locular at the base, 4–6-locular at the apex, with 2–3, sometimes lobed, placentas affixed at the middle of the true septum, the false septa incised and broadly cordate; ovules numerous; style glabrous, puberulous or hairy, included or exserted; stigmas 2, globose, mitriform or subcapitate, the apex shortly 2-lobed, the lobes cohering or rarely free and linear or lanceolate
    Fruits
    Fruit a globose yellow or red berry, 2-locular at the base, 4-locular at the top
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, yellow or yellow-brown, rarely red, ovoid, testa alveolate and sometimes irregularly ribbed; endosperm oily.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrubs, small trees or subscandent woody plants.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or ternate, shortly petiolate, the petioles compressed, channelled; blades acuminate or caudate, usually with acarodomatia; midnerve channelled; stipules interpetiolar, triangular or ovate, entire, acute.
    Flowers
    Flowers hermaphrodite, mostly heterostylous, usually 5-merous, in axillary or terminal, sessile or pedunculate, trichotomously corymbose or subumbellate inflorescences, sometimes reduced to a few or even single flowers; peduncle with 1–2 4-parted involucels situated at the apex or middle; other bracts small or absent.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube short, denticulate, dentate or lobed.
    Corolla
    Corolla salver-shaped, white, greenish, violet or lavender; tube short, funnel-shaped or cylindrical, the upper half densely hairy inside; lobes glabrous inside.
    Stamens
    Stamens with glabrous filaments and dorsifixed anthers, exserted in short-styled flowers.
    Disc
    Disk cushion-shaped, papillate or shortly hairy.
    Pistil
    Ovary 2–3-locular at the base, 4–6-locular at the apex, with 2–3, sometimes lobed placentas affixed at the the middle of the true septum, the false septa incised and broadly cordate; ovules numerous; style glabrous, puberulous or hairy, included or exserted; stigmas 2, globose, mitriform or subcapitate, the apex shortly 2-lobed, the lobes cohering or rarely free and linear or lanceolate.
    Fruits
    Fruit a globose yellow or red berry, bilocular at the base, 4-locular at the top.
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, yellow or yellow-brown, rarely red, ovoid; testa alveolate and sometimes irregularly ribbed; endosperm oily.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Pauridiantha Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1994 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [769], Cameroon K000541020

    First published in G.Bentham & J.D.Hooker, Gen. Pl. 2: 69 (1873)

    Accepted by

    • Ntore, S. (2008). Révision du genre afrotropical Pauridiantha (Rubiaceae) Opera Botanica Belgica 15: 1-227.
    • 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
    • Bremkamp in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 71: 200—227 (1940).
    • —F.T.A. 3: 71
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Bremek. in Engl., Bot. Jahrb.71: 217 (1940).
    • in Benth. & Hook. f., Gen. Pl. 2: 69 (1873).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Bremek. in E.J. 71: 217 (1940)
    • Hiern in F.T.A. 3: 71 (1877)
    • in G.P. 2: 69 (1873)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
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