1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Vangueriopsis Robyns

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Congo to Tanzania and S. Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrubs or small trees with mostly stiff thick branches
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, somewhat coriaceous, hairy or velvety tomentose; stipules thick, triangular, ± joined into a sheath at the base, long-caudate at apex
    Flowers
    Flowers large and conspicuous, ± thick, in opposite simple to much-branched many-flowered axillary cymes; bracts fairly conspicuous
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes erect, triangular to linear-lanceolate or linear-oblong
    Buds
    Buds elongate-lanceolate, beaked
    Corolla
    Corolla-tube cylindrical, 2/3–1/8 the length of the linear-lanceolate lobes, with a ring of deflexed hairs or glabrous within save at base; throat glabrous
    Stamens
    Stamens inserted at the throat; anthers exserted, linear
    Pistil
    Ovary 2-locular (5-locular in V. gossweileri), each locule with a solitary pendulous ovule; style slender, long-exserted; stigmatic club cylindrical
    Fruits
    Fruit fairly large, didymous when 2 pyrenes developed but unilateral and oblique when 1 is aborted, smooth or irregularly ribbed; presumably ± globose in V. gossweileri.
    [FZ]

    Rubiaceae, D. Bridson. Flora Zambesiaca 5:2. 1998

    Habit
    Shrubs or small trees, with mostly stiff thick branches.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, somewhat coriaceous, hairy or velvety tomentose; stipules thick, triangular, ± joined into a sheath at the base, long caudate at the apex.
    Flowers
    Flowers large and conspicuous, ± thick, in opposite simple to much branched many-flowered axillary cymes; bracts fairly conspicuous.
    Calyx
    Calyx limb-tube ± obsolete; lobes erect, triangular to linear-lanceolate or linear-oblong.
    Corolla
    Corolla elongate-lanceolate, beaked in bud; tube cylindrical, two thirds to one eighth the length of the linear-lanceolate lobes, with a ring of deflexed hairs or glabrous within save at base; throat glabrous.
    Stamens
    Stamens inserted at the throat; anthers exserted, linear.
    Gynoecium
    Style slender, long-exserted; pollen presenter cylindrical.
    Ovary
    Ovary 2-locular (5-locular in V. gossweileri), each locule with a solitary pendulous ovule.
    Fruits
    Fruit fairly large, didymous when 2 pyrenes develop, but unilateral and oblique when 1 is aborted, smooth or irregularly ribbed; presumably ± globose in V. gossweileri.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cabinda, Cameroon, Caprivi Strip, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Vangueriopsis Robyns appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 11: 248 (1928)

    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 West Tropical Africa
    • in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux. 11: 23, 248 (1928).
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Verdcourt in Kew Bull. 42: 187 (1987).
    • in Bull. Jard. Bot. État 11: 248 (1928) (pro parte).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Verdc. in K.B. 42: 187 (1987)
    • in B.J.B.B. 11: 248 (1928), pro parte

    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

    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