1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cuviera DC.
      1. Cuviera acutiflora DC.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & W. Central Tropical Africa.

    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree up to 30 ft. high
    Leaves
    Leathery shining leaves
    Flowers
    Flowers whitish-green, sometimes with a pink centre, in spreading cymes with conspicuous pale bracteoles and calyx-lobes.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo

    Recorded in error in:

    Gabon

    Cuviera acutiflora DC. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1995 Watts, J. [893], Cameroon K000085862
    Dalziel, J.M. [918], Nigeria 22355.000
    Ariwaodo [A.R.S. 1080], Nigeria 32400.000
    Vogel [83], Bioko K000412044
    Vogel [83], Bioko K000412045
    Don [s.n.], Sierra Leone K000412059

    First published in Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. 9: 222 (1807)

    Accepted by

    • Verstraete, B., Lachenaud, O., Smets, E., Dessein, S. & Sonké, B. (2013). Taxonomy and phylogenetics of Cuviera (Rubiaceae - Vanguerieae) and reinstatement of Globulostylis with the description of three new species Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 173: 407-411.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • 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.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv., ed. 2, 3: 300, t. 363.
    • Chev. Bot. 331
    • F.T.A. 3: 156
    • Ann. Mus. Paris 9: 222, t. 15 (1807)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Verstraete, B., Lachenaud, O., Smets, E., Dessein, S. & Sonké, B. (2013). Taxonomy and phylogenetics of Cuviera (Rubiaceae - Vanguerieae) and reinstatement of Globulostylis with the description of three new species Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 173: 407-411.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical 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 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    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/
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