1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Fadogiella Robyns
      1. Fadogiella stigmatoloba (K.Schum.) Robyns

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

    [FZ]

    Rubiaceae, D. Bridson. Flora Zambesiaca 5:2. 1998

    Habit
    Erect suffrutex, 0.5–1.2(1.8) m tall, from a thick horizontal or vertical woody rootstock; stems usually single, or 2–3, much branched often 3–4-angled; shoots slender, velvety yellowish-tomentose above but soon glabrescent and ultimately dull purplish and glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves predominantly paired, or in whorls of 3 at a few nodes bearing 3 side branches; blades 1.7–8(10) × 0.5–4.4(5.8) cm, narrowly to broadly elliptic or obovate, or lanceolate, narrowed to a rounded or subacute apex, rarely shortly acuminate, cuneate at the base, mostly very discolorous, densely covered with yellowish-grey, curled, short hairs above which do not obscure the surface, ultimately sometimes becoming ± glabrous, white or yellowish-grey velvety tomentose beneath, the surface entirely obscured save in old leaves; venation impressed and ± bullate above and raised and reticulate beneath in mature leaves; petiole 2–3(6) mm long; stipules with triangular base, 1–2 mm long, and subulate appendage, 2.5–3(6) mm long, at first tomentose but becoming glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences dense and subsessile, the axillary pairs forming dense nodal clusters; peduncles 0–2.5 mm long, rarely to 15 mm in fruit; pedicels 1–1.5(5) mm long, all densely tomentose; bracts and bracteoles c. 1 mm long, ovate or narrowly lanceolate, scarious, turning dark brown.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube 1–1.5 mm long, the teeth short, 0.5–1 mm long, ± triangular, ± scarious, brown, ± glabrous or pubescent.
    Corolla
    Corolla with 5 short but distinct appendages in bud; green or yellow, densely tomentose with appressed hairs; tube 3–5 mm long, densely tomentose outside, shortly hairy at the throat; lobes 4–5 mm long, c. 2 mm wide, linear-triangular, apiculate, with similar indumentum to tube outside.
    Anthers
    Anthers exserted, 1.5–2 mm long.
    Style
    Style 6–6.5 mm long.
    Pollen presenter
    Pollen presenter pale green, 0.75–1.5 mm long, subcylindrical, 3–5-lobed at apex.
    Fruits
    Fruits globose, 7.5–12(15) mm in diameter, crowned by a tomentose calyx limb, shiny, glabrescent or glabrous, with (1)3–5 pyrenes.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect subshrub, 0.5–1.2(–1.8) m. tall, with much-branched often 3–4-angled usually single stem or 2–3 stems from a thick horizontal or vertical woody stock; shoots slender, velvety yellowish tomentose above but soon glabrescent and ultimately dull purplish and glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves predominantly paired or in whorls of 3 at some few nodes bearing 3 side-branches; blades narrowly to broadly elliptic or obovate, or lanceolate, 1.7–8(–10) cm. long, 0.5–4.4(–5.8) cm. wide, narrowed to a rounded or subacute apex, rarely shortly acuneate, cuneate at the base, mostly very discolorous, densely covered with yellowish grey curled short hairs above which do not obscure the surface, ultimately sometimes becoming glabrous, white or yellowish grey velvety tomentose beneath, the surface entirely obscured save in old leaves, venation impressed and ± bullate above and raised and reticulate beneath in mature leaves; petiole 2–3(–6) mm. long; stipules with triangular base, 1–2 mm. long, and subulate appendage, 2.5–3(–6) mm. long, at first tomentose but becoming glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences dense and subsessile, the axillary pairs forming dense nodal clusters; peduncles 0–2.5 mm. long, rarely to 1.5 cm. in fruit; pedicels 1–1.5(–5) mm. long, all densely tomentose; bracts and bracteoles scarious, turning dark brown, ovate or narrowly lanceolate, ± 1 mm. long.
    Buds
    Buds densely tomentose with adpressed hairs, with 5 short but distinct appendages.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube 1–1.5 mm. long, the teeth short, ± triangular, ± scarious, brown, 0.5–1 mm. long, ± glabrous or pubescent.
    Corolla
    Corolla green or yellow; tube 3–5 mm. long, densely tomentose outside, shortly hairy at throat; lobes linear-triangular, 4–5 mm. long, ± 2 mm. wide, apiculate, with similar indumentum to tube outside.
    Anthers
    Anthers exserted, 1.5–2 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Style 6–6.5 mm. long; stigmatic club pale green, subcylindrical, 0.75–1.5 mm. long, 3–5-lobed at apex.
    Fruits
    Fruits globose, 0.8–1.2(–1.5) cm. diameter, crowned by tomentose limb, shiny, glabrescent or glabrous, with (1–)3–5 pyrenes.
    Figures
    Figs. 132/8, p. 754; 140, p. 785.
    Habitat
    Open Brachystegia, Uapaca woodland; 1530–1700 m.
    Distribution
    T4 T7

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Fadogiella stigmatoloba (K.Schum.) Robyns appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne-Redhead, E. [2626A], Zambia 35184.000

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 11: 96 (1928)

    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.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 42: 125, fig. 1N (1987).
    • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 407 (1962).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 494 (1949).
    • Robyns in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 11: 96 (1928).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East 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 2019. 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 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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