1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Amphiasma Bremek.
      1. Amphiasma luzuloides (K.Schum.) Bremek.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tanzania to Malawi.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, with erect stems 14–50 cm. tall from a many-headed rhizome; stems strict, simple or sparsely branched, glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves held erect; blades 1–4 cm. x 1–2(3.5) mm., linear, scabridulous above and ± ciliolate at the base of the midvein beneath; stipular sheath 2–5 mm. long, truncate or with 2 minute teeth c. 0.2 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 2–5, situated at the apex and at the first 2 nodes beneath, capitulate, c. 6 mm. long and wide; peduncles 2–8 mm. long; pedicels 0–1.5(3) mm. long; bracts leaf-like, 3–9 x 1–2 mm.; flowers heterostylous ? or isostylous.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube glabrous, 1–1.2 mm. long; lobes 1–1.6 mm. long, with ciliolate margins.
    Corolla
    Corolla white or tinged lavender, glabrous or papillate outside; tube 2–4 mm. long, slightly funnel-shaped, pilose inside; lobes 2.8–3.3 x 1.1–1.6 mm. the lower half pilose inside.
    Pistil
    Style 4 mm. long in long-styled flowers, 2 mm. long in short-styled flowers; stigma 0.6–1 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule 2 x 2.5 mm.
    Seeds
    Seeds not seen.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, with erect stems 14–40 cm. tall from a many-headed rhizome; stems strict, simple or sparsely branched, glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves held erect; blades linear, 1–4 cm. long, 1–2(–3) mm. wide, scabridulous above and ± ciliolate at the base of the midvein beneath; stipular sheath 2–5 mm. long, truncate or with 2 minute teeth ± 0.2 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 2–5, situated at the apex and at the first 2 nodes beneath, capitulate, ± 6 mm. long, ± 6 mm. wide; peduncles 2–8 mm. long; pedicels 0–1.5 mm. long; bracts leaf-like, 3–9 mm. long, 1–2 mm. wide; flowers heterostylous.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube glabrous, 1.2 mm. long; lobes 1–1.2 mm. long, with ciliolate margins.
    Corolla
    Corolla white or tinged lavender, glabrous or papillate outside; tube slightly funnel-shaped, 2.8–4 mm. long, pilose inside; lobes 2.2 mm. long, 1.6 mm. wide, lower half pilose inside.
    Pistil
    Style 4 mm. long in long-styled flowers, 2 mm. long in short-styled flowers; stigma 1 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule 2 mm. long, 2.5 mm. wide.
    Seeds
    Seeds not seen.
    Figures
    Fig. 37, p. 262.
    Habitat
    Grassy slopes; 2500 m.
    Distribution
    T7

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Tanzania

    Amphiasma luzuloides (K.Schum.) Bremek. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1987 Iversen, S.T. [87694], Tanzania K000282962
    Feb 3, 1985 Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000282967 Unknown type material
    Mar 1, 1951 Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000282978 Unknown type material
    Mar 1, 1951 Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000282979 Unknown type material
    May 1, 1948 Whyte, A. [128], Malawi K000282969
    May 1, 1948 Goetze, W. [998], Tanzania K000282964 Unknown type material
    Brummitt, R.K. [10474], Malawi K000282971
    Brummitt, R.K. [10830], Malawi K000282976
    Leedal, P. [s.n.], Tanzania K000282963
    Pawek, J. [8548], Malawi K000282970
    Pawek, J. [2195], Malawi K000282974
    Salubeni, A.J. [730], Malawi K000282975
    Phillips, E. [1509], Malawi K000282968
    Phillips, E. [1112], Malawi K000282973
    Phillips, E. [1531], Malawi K000282977
    Synge, A.H.M. [336], Malawi K000282972
    Patel, I.H. [5133], Malawi K000282965
    Patel, I.H. [4998], Malawi K000282966

    First published in Verh. Kon. Ned. Akad. Wetensch., Afd. Natuurk., Sect. 2, 48(2): 170 (1952)

    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.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Bremek. in Verh. K. Nederl. Akad. Wet., Afd. Natuurk., ser. 2, 48(2): 170 (1952).

    Sources

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