1. Family: Ochnaceae DC.
    1. Genus: Sauvagesia L.
      1. Sauvagesia africana (Baill.) Bamps

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Gabon to Uganda and Zambia.

    [FTEA]

    Ochnaceae, B. Verdcourt, B.Sc., Ph.D. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

    Habit
    Erect stems from rhizome 20–30(–45) cm tall, usually unbranched.
    Leaves
    Leaves linear to obovate or oblanceolate, 1.7–3.5 cm long, 0.2–1.2 cm wide, becoming progressively narrower up the stem, acute to obtuse or shortly apiculate at the apex, narrowed or cuneate at the base; petiole slender, up to 2 mm long or ± absent; stipules linear, 3–7 mm long, striate.
    Flowers
    Flowers in monochasial cymes or rarely solitary in leaf axils; pedicels 3–10 mm long, sometimes articulated at the base.
    Calyx
    Sepals lanceolate, 3–6 mm long.
    Corolla
    Petals pink with yellow and white base, obovate, 5–8 mm long, 3.5–4.5 mm wide, rounded.
    Staminodes
    Staminodes white with pinkish-purple base, lanceolate, 3–5 mm long, rounded or slightly retuse at apex; anthers yellow, 1.5 mm long.
    Pistil
    Ovary ovoid, ± 1.5 mm long; style ± 2 mm long; stigma pink.
    Fruits
    Capsule ovoid; seeds ellipsoid, 0.5 mm long with punctate testa.
    Figures
    Fig. 9/7–11 (p. 56)
    Habitat
    In pure Saccharum stands, seasonally wet grasslands and Sphagnum bog; 1100–1200 m
    Distribution
    U4
    [FZ]

    Ochnaceae, N. K. B. Robson. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

    Habit
    Perennial herb, with creeping branching rhizomes from which arise erect shoots up to 30 (45) cm. long, rarely branched; stems slender, terete, green, becoming purplish-red towards the base.
    Leaves
    Leaves narrowed at the base or petiolate; lamina 1·7–3·5 × 0·2–1·2 cm., obovate or oblanceolate to linear, becoming successively narrower up the stem, acute to obtuse or shortly apiculate at the apex, with margin serrulate and usually slightly incrassate, narrowed or cuneate at the base, membranous to chartaceous, with ascending main lateral veins prominent above but scarcely so below, and secondary and tertiary venation scarcely visible; petiole slender, up to 2 mm. long, or absent; stipules 3–7 mm. long, linear, with long-glandular-fimbriate margin or dissected into glandular-filamentous lobes.
    Flowers
    Flowers in monochasial cymes or solitary, in axils of reduced foliage leaves; pedicels 3–10 mm. long, slender, articulated at the base or not articulated.
    Calyx
    Sepals 3–6 mm. long, lanceolate, acute, green with pale margin.
    Corolla
    Petals pink with yellow and white base, 5–8 × 3·5–4·5 mm., obovate, rounded, spreading.
    Androecium
    Staminodes white with pinkish-purple base, 3–5 mm. long, lanceolate, refuse at the apex; stamens with anthers yellow, 1·5 mm. long, lanceolate.
    Pistil
    Ovary c. 1·5 mm. long, ovoid; style slender, c. 2 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule 4–5 mm. long, ovoid; seeds 0·5 mm. long, ellipsoid, pale brown, with punctate testa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Congo, Gabon, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

    Sauvagesia africana (Baill.) Bamps appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Schlechter [2443] K000431317
    Baum, H. [620], Angola K000431318 Unknown type material

    First published in Fl. Congo, Rwanda Burundi, Ochnac.: 58 (1967)

    Accepted by

    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (eds.) (2016). Flore du Gabon 48: 1-158. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Verdcourt, B. (2005). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Ochnaceae: 1-60.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Bamps, P. & Farron, C. (1967). Flore du Congo du Rwanda et du Burundi, Ochnaceae: 1-66. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Bruxelles.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (eds.) (2016). Flore du Gabon 48: 1-158. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Bamps in Flore d'Afrique Centrale, Ochnaceae: 58 (1967).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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