1. Family: Melastomataceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Warneckea Gilg
      1. Warneckea jasminoides (Gilg) Jacq.-Fél.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to Uganda and Angola.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Evergreen shrub or tree up to 15 m. high; branchlets acutely 4-angled.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina ovate to elliptic, 4–15 cm. long, 2–6.5 cm. wide; transverse nerves scarcely prominent beneath and not forming conspicuous loops with the basal lateral nerves; petiole 2–5 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence 1–3(–4)-flowered, axillary; peduncles 2–7 mm. long; pedicels 4–6 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx obconical, ± 1.5 mm. long; lobes broadly triangular, 1 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Petals semicircular, 2 mm. long, 3 mm. wide, bright blue.
    Stamens
    Anthers 1 mm. long; filaments 3 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit globose, ± 7 mm. in diameter, changing from green to pale blue to very dark blue to almost black at maturity.
    Habitat
    Lowland rain-forest and swamp forest; 1080–1170 m.
    Distribution
    T1 T4 U2 U4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Warneckea jasminoides (Gilg) Jacq.-Fél. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Schweinfurth, G. [3609], Gabon K000230022 lectotype
    Welw. [912], Angola K000230009
    Dawkins, H.C. [455], Uganda Memecylon jasminoides 12261.000

    First published in Adansonia, sér. 2, 18(2): 231 (1978)

    Accepted by

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

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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