1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Pentanopsis Rendle

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to N. Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Small shrub with much branched stems
    Leaves
    Leaves paired but sometimes appearing verticillate due to the presence of short undeveloped shoots; stipules sheathing the stem, adnate to the petioles, the apical margin fimbriate
    Flowers
    Flowers medium-sized, dimorphic, solitary or in fascicles of 3 terminating short undeveloped shoots
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube ovoid; lobes 4, linear-lanceolate
    Corolla
    Corolla with long slender tube, narrowly funnel-shaped towards the apex, glabrous outside, sparsely hairy inside; lobes 4, oblong-elliptic to lanceolate, induplicate at the base in bud, densely covered all over the inside with blunt stubby hairs
    Pistil
    Ovary 2-locular; ovules numerous on peltate placentas; style with bifid stigma just exserted in long-styled form, much shorter in the short-styled form; anthers not exserted in either form but at different levels in the tube or only the tips of the anthers exserted in the short-styled form
    Fruits
    Capsule obovoid or ellipsoid, loculicidally dehiscent, only indistinctly beaked
    Seeds
    Seeds brown, flattened.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

    Pentanopsis Rendle appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Bot. 36: 28 (1898)

    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 Tropical East Africa
    • Bremek. in Verh. K. Akad. Wet., Afd. Natuurk., ser. 2, 48(2): 139 (1952)
    • in J.B. 36: 28 (1898)

    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