1. Family: Melastomataceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Tristemma Juss.
      1. Tristemma schliebenii Markgr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Zanzibar).

    [FTEA]

    Melastomataceae, G. E. Wickens. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1975

    Habit
    Softly woody shrub up to 1.5 m. high; stem 4-angled, spreading or retrorsely hispid, densely hispid at the nodes.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina ovate-elliptic, up to 16 cm. long and 7.5 cm. wide, shortly acuminate, base shortly attenuate to rounded, chartaceous, margin inconspicuously toothed, thinly long-pilose on both surfaces; nerves 5(–7 fide Markgraf), impressed above, subprominent beneath; petiole up to 2.5 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal; peduncle less than 5 mm. long; flowers 1–6, subsessile; bracts boat-shaped, 1.5–2.5 cm. long, 1 cm. wide, scarious, margins and nerves strigose.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube tubular-campanulate, 10 mm. long, 6 mm. in diameter, glabrous; lobes narrowly triangular-acuminate, 6–8 mm. long, 2 mm. wide, margins setose-ciliate.
    Corolla
    Petals oblong-obovate, 20 mm. long, 7 mm. wide, pale purple to magenta, glabrous.
    Stamens
    Stamens subequal; anthers 7–8(–10 fide Markgraf) mm. long, incurved; connective 0.2–0.7(–1) mm. long, with 2 anterior tubercles; filaments ± 10 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Ovary ovoid, 8 mm. long, glabrous to sparsely setose near the apex; style 1.8 cm. long.
    Figures
    Fig. 6/12, p. 18.
    Habitat
    Cyperaceous swamps; 5 m.
    Distribution
    T6 known only from Mafia I.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Tristemma schliebenii Markgr. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 14: 107 (1938)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • A. & R. Fernandes in Mem. Soc. Brot. 11: 42, t. 6 (1956).
    • Markgraf in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 14: 107 (1938).

    Sources

    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