1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Stipularia P.Beauv.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Sudan and Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect woody herbs or shrubs, the stems sparsely branched and ultimate stems robust and unbranched.
    Leaves
    Leaves large, elliptic; stipules conspicuous, leafy, deciduous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary, capitate, enclosed in a capacious campanulate involucre, which is constricted below the middle when dry and lobed at the apex, each with several sessile flowers supported by subspathaceous membranous bracteoles.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube oblong or obconic; limb-tube tubular with 5 erect lanceolate lobes with minute intercalary lobes.
    Corolla
    Corolla narrowly tubular funnel-shaped, pubescent at the throat; lobes short, valvate; limited heterostyly occurs.
    Anthers
    Anthers ± sessile, inserted below the throat, linear-oblong, included, apiculate; pollen 4-porate.
    Pistil
    Ovary (2)3–5-locular; ovules numerous on long linear placentas; style filiform, glabrous, divided into 2–5 linear stigmatic lobes, included or shortly exserted.
    Fruits
    Fruits subglobose or obovoid, fleshy, many-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds small, angular with thick testa and fleshy albumen; testa cells ± oblong with few large perforations in the lumen and slightly thickened walls with bead-like extra thickenings at intervals.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Zambia, Zaïre

    Stipularia P.Beauv. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Oware 2: 26 (1807)

    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
    • in Fl. Gabon, no. 12, Rubiacées (1re partie): 157 (1966).
    • N. Hallé in Adansonia, n.s. 3: 169 (1963)
    • Hiern in F.T.A. 3: 80 (1877).
    • Fl. Oware 2: 26, pl. 75 (1810).

    Sources

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

    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