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

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Erect annual herb, with branched glabrous or very slightly scabridulous stems, 35–70 cm. tall.
Leaves
Leaves linear, 3–6 cm. long, 0.8–1.5 mm. wide, narrowly acute at the apex, narrowed to the base, glabrous; stipular sheath 1–1.5 mm. long, with 2 filiform setae 0.7–1.5 mm. long.
Inflorescences
Inflorescences very lax panicles; pedicels very graceful, 1–1.5 cm. long, lengthening up to 2–4 cm. long in fruit, glabrous.
Calyx
Calyx-tube ellipsoid, 0.8 mm. long, papillose; lobes narrowly triangular, 1.3 mm. long, slightly scabridulous at the margins.
Corolla
Corolla said to be red; tube 4.5 mm. long, minutely papillate, the widened part 1.5 mm. long, 0.5 mm. wide, glabrous inside; lobes 1.3 mm. long, 0.7 mm. wide.
Pistil
Style 1.3 mm. long; stigma-lobes 1.7 mm. long.
Fruits
Capsule subglobose, 3 mm. in diameter, glabrous.
Seeds
Seeds chestnut, angular, 0.3 mm. long.
Distribution
T4

[FWTA]

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

Habit
Erect slender-branched herb 1-2 ft. high
Flowers
Flowers dull red or whitish.

[FZ]

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

Habit
Annual, slender laxly branched herbs 20–70 cm. tall; stems ± glabrous to roughly papillose.
Leaves
Leaves 10–45 x (0.9)1.2–2(2.2) mm., linear to filiform, apex acute to apiculate, slightly narrowed to the base, ± glabrous with lower midrib papillose; stipular sheath (0.6)0.9–2(2.7) mm. long, ± sparsely papillose, the lobes (0.5)0.6–1.8(2.6) mm. long.
Inflorescences
Inflorescences lax, extensive, 2 distinctly pedicellate flowers at a node; peduncles c. 10–60 mm. long; pedicels slender (4.6)8.4–16.6(30) mm. long, lengthening after anthesis, glabrous to slightly scabrid.
Calyx
Calyx tube (0.9)1.2–2.8(2.9) x (0.7)1.1–2.7(3) mm., ellipsoid, verruculose to ± densely papillose, rarely ± glabrous; calyx lobes (0.9)1.3–2(2.3) mm. long and (0.3) 0.4–0.6(0.8) mm. wide at the base, narrowly triangular, margins scabrid.
Corolla
Corolla lobes above scarlet, red or light violet, paler beneath, tube outside and back of lobes ± densely papillose to ± glabrous; tube altogether (3.1)4.3–5.5(9.4) mm. long, the widened part (1.3)2–2.4(2.6) x (0.4)0.7–1.5(1.65) mm., the narrow part (0.2)0.4–0.75(0.9) mm. wide; lobes (1.5)1.7–3.9(4) x (0.6)1–2.5(2.7) mm., triangular-elliptic, not parted to the base, acute.
Anthers
Anthers c. 1–1.5 mm. long, narrowly ovoid; pollen 4(5)-colporate.
Pistil
Style and stigma as long as the narrow part of the tube; stigma lobes c. 1–1.8 mm. long.
Fruits
Capsules (2.7)2.8–3.6(3.8) x (2.9)3.1–3.8(4.1) mm., subglobose, ± glabrous.
Seeds
Seeds brownish, c. 0.4 mm. long, angular-subconic.

[FWTA]

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

Habit
Slender erect herb 1-2 ft. high, with grey scabrid stems
Flowers
Flowers bright scarlet or light mauve
Ecology
In cultivated ground.

Native to:

Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Gambia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia

Kohautia confusa (Hutch. & Dalziel) Bremek. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 11, 1949 Heudelot [220], Gambia K000414260 lectotype

First published in Verh. Kon. Ned. Akad. Wetensch., Afd. Natuurk., Sect. 2, 48(2): 89 (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.
  • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Lebrun, J.P. (1973). Énumération des plantes vasculaires du Sénégal: 1-209. Maisons Alfort: Institut d'élevage et de médecine vétérinaire des pays tropicaux.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in Verb. K. Nederl. Akad. Wetensch., Afd., Natuurk., sect. 2, 48: 89 (1952).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Lebrun, J.P. (1973). Énumération des plantes vasculaires du Sénégal: 1-209. Maisons Alfort: Institut d'élevage et de médecine vétérinaire des pays tropicaux.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bremek. in Verh. K. Nederl. Akad. Wet., Afd. Natuurk., ser. 2, 48 (2): 89 (1952).

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