1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Rhipidantha Bremek.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub; branchlets puberulous at first but later glabrescent
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, petiolate, the petioles laterally compressed and channelled; blades acuminate, the midnerve channelled; primary and secondary nerve-axils bearing acarodomatia, venation densely reticulate; stipules ovate-triangular, recurved at the margins, densely pubescent inside and with large sparse colleters
    Flowers
    Flowers hermaphrodite, possibly slightly heterostylous, 5–6-merous; inflorescences axillary, usually 4, superposed in a vertical plane in a fan-like manner, confluent in a basal pulvinus, pedunculate, the peduncles involucellate about the middle, cymose or trichotomously corymbose, 7–9-flowered; bracts and bracteoles absent
    Calyx
    Calyx cupular, 5–6-dentate
    Corolla
    Corolla shortly salver-shaped; tube with throat densely hairy
    Stamens
    Stamens inserted in the throat in short-styled flowers; anthers oblong, dorsifixed, basally bilobed, the connective briefly apiculate
    Disc
    Disc cushion-shaped, minutely white papillate, impressed at the margins by the decurrent parts of the filaments at the base of the tube, apically lobed
    Pistil
    Ovary 4–5-locular, with 4–5 axile placentas apically cut by a false septum which is broadly cordate; ovules numerous; style absent; stigma-lobes 4 or 5, terete, erect, short
    Fruits
    Fruit not seen.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Rhipidantha Bremek. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 71: 222 (1940)

    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
    • in E.J. 71: 222 (1940)

    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