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

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is E. & S. Tropical Africa, W. Indian Ocean.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrubs or small trees.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, petiolate; blades lanceolate to ovate or oblong-elliptic, often curved; stipules ovate or ovate-triangular, divided into 3–5 lobes.
    Flowers
    Flowers hermaphrodite, heterostylous, (4)5-merous in terminal corymbs; bracts small or minute.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube campanulate, the limb cupular, unequally 5–7-toothed.
    Corolla
    Corolla white, yellowish or tinged red, salver-shaped, tomentose to woolly outside; tube with throat and sometimes upper half inside densely barbate with white hairs; lobes lanceolate, hairy outside, glabrous inside.
    Stamens
    Stamens inserted at the top of the corolla tube, exserted or included.
    Disc
    Disk mostly glabrous.
    Pistil
    Ovary 4–10-locular, each locule with 2(3) collateral erect anatropous ovules; style filiform, glabrous, exserted or included; stigma lobes 4–10, filiform, straight or twisted, somtimes cohering.
    Fruits
    Fruits usually red, globose or depressed globose, drupaceous, containing a woody or bony 4–10-celled putamen, which is entire or slightly to deeply incised between the locules; locules 1-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds ellipsoid, compressed, with membranous testa and fleshy albumen.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrubs or small trees
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, petiolate; blades lanceolate to ovate or oblong-elliptic, often curved; stipules ovate or ovate-triangular, divided into 3–5 lobes
    Flowers
    Flowers hermaphrodite, heterostylous, (4–)5-merous in terminal corymbs; bracts small or minute
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube campanulate, the limb cupular, unequally 5–7-toothed
    Corolla
    Corolla white, yellowish or tinged red, salver-shaped, tomentose to woolly outside; tube with throat and sometimes upper half inside densely barbate with white hairs; lobes lanceolate, hairy outside, glabrous inside
    Stamens
    Stamens inserted at the top of the corolla-tube, exserted or included
    Disc
    Disc mostly glabrous
    Pistil
    Ovary 4–10-locular, each locule with 2(–3) collateral erect anatropous ovules; style filiform, glabrous, exserted or included; stigma-lobes 4–10, filiform, straight or twisted, sometimes cohering
    Fruits
    Fruits usually red, globose or depressed globose, drupaceous, containing a woody or bony 4–10-celled putamen, which is entire or slightly to deeply incised between the locules; locules 1-seeded
    Seeds
    Seeds ellipsoid, compressed, with membranous testa and fleshy albumen.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Aldabra, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia

    Triainolepis Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Davis, A.P. [2166], Madagascar 61295.000
    Davis, A.P. [2172], Madagascar 61319.000
    Davis, A.P. [2183], Madagascar 61804.000
    Davis, A.P. [2563], Madagascar 61998.000
    Davis, A.P. [2172], Madagascar 63662.000
    Davis, A.P. [2174], Madagascar 63664.000
    Davis, A.P. [2525], Madagascar Paratriaina 64162.000

    First published in G.Bentham & J.D.Hooker, Gen. Pl. 2: 126 (1873)

    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
    • Bremek. in Proc. K. Nederl. Akad. Wetensch., ser. C, 59: 4 (1956).
    • in Benth. & Hook. f., Gen. Pl. 2: 126 (1873).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Bremek. in Proc. K. Nederl. Akad. Wetensch., ser. C, 59: 4 (1956)
    • in G.P. 2: 126 (1873)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    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/
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    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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