1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aulacocalyx Hook.f.
      1. Aulacocalyx jasminiflora Hook.f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Zambia.

    [FZ]

    Rubiaceae, D.M.Bridson & B.Verdcourt. Flora Zambesiaca 5:3. 2003

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree 1.5–6(12) m tall with pubescent stems.
    Leaves
    Leaves 7–16 × 1.8–6(9) cm, narrowly to broadly oblong-elliptic, narrowly acuminate at the apex, cuneate to rounded at the base, almost or quite glabrous to pilose on venation beneath; venation close and transversely parallel; petiole 2–4 mm long; stipules 3–8 mm long, triangular-subulate, bristly hairy.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal, ± sessile, 2–3(6)-flowered, axes and pedicels suppressed; bracts 2–3 mm long, ovate-triangular, silky pubescent.
    Flowers
    Flowers scented.
    Calyx
    Calyx appressed silky-pubescent; tube c. 1.5 mm long; limb-tube 2.5–5 mm long; lobes 1–5 mm long, triangular to subulate.
    Corolla
    Corolla white or tube greenish; tube (1)1.5–3 cm long, narrowly funnel-shaped or ± cylindrical, sparsely to densely appressed silky pubescent outside; lobes 0.7–2 × 0.2–0.6 cm, narrowly oblong, appressed silky outside.
    Anthers
    Anthers 0.7–1.5 cm long.
    Pistil
    Style about as long as corolla tube, the pollen presenter/stigmatic arms joined except for about 1 mm.
    Fruits
    Fruit 1–1.2 cm in diameter, pubescent, crowned with persistent calyx limb.
    [FWTA]

    Rubiaceae, F. N. Hepper & R. W. J. Keay. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    An understorey Forest tree, to 40 ft. high, rarely more
    Bole
    Fluted bole
    Calyx
    Calyx pale green
    Corolla
    Corolla greenish below, white above.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Zambia, Zaïre

    Aulacocalyx jasminiflora Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Brenan, J.P.M. [8562], Nigeria 843.000
    Troupin, G. [4658], Congo, DRC 842.000
    Keay, R.W.J. [37274], Nigeria 5010.000

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 12: t. 1126 (1873)

    Accepted by

    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
    • 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.
    • 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 West Tropical Africa
    • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv., ed. 2, 3: 290.
    • F.T.A. 3: 129
    • in Hook. Ic. Pl. t. 1126 (1876)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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