1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Craterispermum Benth.
      1. Craterispermum longipedunculatum Verdc.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Small slender glabrous tree about 8 m. tall with sparsely branched smooth green stems; bark grey, smooth.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades elliptic-oblong, 4.5–12 cm. long, 1.7–4.5 cm. wide, with an acute acumen 0.6–1.5 cm. long, cuneate at the base, green and shining above, paler beneath, the margin minutely undulate; petiole 0.7–1.3 cm. long; stipules ovate-oblong, 4–5 mm. long, 2.5–5 mm. wide, acute or obtuse.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences supra-axillary, placed ± 4 cm. above the nodes, 2–4.5 cm. long, 1-several-flowered, dichotomous or not branched; peduncles ± flattened, 1.5–2.7 cm. long; bracts minute, 0.5 mm. long, acute, not congested.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube urceolate, 3 mm. long and wide; lobes deltoid, 0.5–1 mm. long and wide, acute.
    Corolla
    Corolla white; tube 6–8 mm. long, 1.7–2.2 mm. wide, dilated at the apex to 3.5 mm. wide, glabrous outside and inside; lobes oblong, 5 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. wide, the acute apex inflexed.
    Stamens
    Stamens included in tube in long-styled flowers; short-styled flowers not seen.
    Pistil
    Style 5–7 mm. long in long-styled flowers; stigma bifid, lobes oblong, 2 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit (immature) urceolate-globose, 6.5 mm. long, 5.5 mm. across, narrowed to the apex and crowned with the 2 mm. long persistent calyx.
    Habitat
    Lower tree storey in evergreen forest; 1200 m.
    Distribution
    T6 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Craterispermum longipedunculatum Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2003 Jannerup, P.L. [209], Tanzania K000286607
    Jan 1, 2001 Thomas, D.W. [3784], Tanzania K000286619
    Jan 1, 2001 Kayombo, C.J. [1975], Tanzania K000286620
    Jan 1, 2001 Kayombo, C.J. [1980], Tanzania K000286621
    Jan 1, 2001 Mwangoka, M.A. [812], Tanzania K000286622
    Dec 30, 1959 Drummond, R.B. [1993], Tanzania K000286612
    Dec 30, 1959 Drummond, R.B. [1993], Tanzania K000286613
    Dec 30, 1959 Semsei, S.R. [1443], Tanzania K000286611
    Lovett, J. [2754], Tanzania K000286610
    Semsei, S.R. [1153], Tanzania K000286614 isotype
    Semsei, S.R. [1153], Tanzania K000286615 Unknown type material
    Luke, Q. [6718], Tanzania K000286616
    Horlyck, V. [366], Tanzania K000286617
    Kisena, C.M. [1059], Tanzania K000286608
    Kisena, C.M. [1060], Tanzania K000286609
    Kisena, C.M. [1669], Tanzania K000286618

    First published in Kew Bull. 14: 350 (1960)

    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. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 28: 434 (1974).
    • Verdc. in KB. 14: 350 (1960)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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