1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Kohautia Cham. & Schltdl.
      1. Kohautia ramosissima Bremek.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Southern Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual or perennial ± erect suffrutescent herbs or occasionally small dwarf shrubs 20–60 cm. tall with 1 to several ascending ± rigid, divaricate or pseudo-dichotomously branched stems from a woody base to 6 mm. in diam.; stems ± quadrangular, glabrous and often ± polished, basal woody parts often with a yellowish or brownish papery cortex (bark).
    Leaves
    Leaves much shorter than the internodes,(l)3–18(23) x (0.2)0.4–1.3(1.7) mm., filiform or rarely narrowly linear, apex acute, not noticeably narrowed to the base, margins revolute, glabrous or with sparse minute papillae (especially younger leaves), caducous or reduced to small triangular vestiges to 2 mm. long on lower parts especially; stipular sheath 0.3–0.8(1) mm. long, absent on lower parts, otherwise produced into 2 filiform fimbriae nearer the leaves (0.2)0.4–0.8(1.3) mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences spreading, 1–2 shortly to distinctly pedicellate flowers at a node; peduncles 2–35 mm. long; pedicels (1)3–12(17) mm. long, becoming stiff and brittle in the fruiting stage, held at an angle of 25°–45° (90°) to each other and to the axis, glabrous or immature inflorescence branches scabrid.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube (0.7)1–1.3(1.5) x (0.5)1–1.2(1.5) mm., hemispherical, glabrous or rarely minutely verrucose; lobes (0.3)0.5–1(1.3) mm. long and 0.2–0.6(1) mm. wide at the base, broadly triangular to ovate-triangular, glabrous, occasionally with short filiform elements on either side.
    Corolla
    Corolla lobes above white, cream, brownish white or yellow, or rarely purplish, tube and lobes darker below - olive green, brown or purplish brown, only back of lobes (especially margins and tips) slightly scabrid with minute papillae otherwise glabrous; tube altogether (6)6.5–9.2(10.8) mm. long, the widened part (1)1.2–2(2.2) x (0.8)1–1.4(1.6) mm., the narrow part 0.3–0.7(1) mm. wide; lobes (1.3)1.5–3.1(3.8) x 0.4–1.2(1.6) mm., linear-oblong, rarely shortly and broadly-triangular, parted to the base, ± acute, mostly margins permanently revolute giving lobes a narrow triangular appearance from above.
    Anthers
    Anthers c. 1.3–2 mm. long, narrowly linear, often sterile connectives emergent; pollen 3-colporate.
    Pistil
    Style 1–2 mm. long; stigma lobes c. 1–1.5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsules (1.4)1.7–3(3.3) x (1.9)2.4–4.2(4.8) mm., hemispherical-obconic, rarely subglobose, glabrous.
    Seeds
    Seeds brownish, c. 0.4 mm. long, angular-subconic.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Cape Provinces, Namibia

    Kohautia ramosissima Bremek. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Verh. Kon. Ned. Akad. Wetensch., Afd. Natuurk., Sect. 2, 48(2): 124 (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.

    Sources

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

    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/
    © 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 2019. 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