1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Massularia (K.Schum.) Hoyle
      1. Massularia acuminata (G.Don) Bullock ex Hoyle

        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
    A shrub or small tree, 2-30 ft. high
    Corolla
    Corolla-tube greenish-white at base, shading into pink above, lobes pink or reddish-purple, often with white margins
    Ecology
    In forest.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Zaïre

    Massularia acuminata (G.Don) Bullock ex Hoyle appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 2010 Onana, J.-M. [2917], Cameroon K000683261
    Jul 1, 2006 Cheek, M. [11668], Cameroon K000461026
    Jul 1, 2006 Etuge, M. [5265], Cameroon K000461025
    Jul 1, 2006 Darbyshire, I. [277], Cameroon K000461027
    Jul 1, 2006 Darbyshire, I. [277], Cameroon K000461028
    Jul 1, 2006 Nana felicite [57], Cameroon K000461024
    Jul 1, 2006 Onana, J.-M. [2918], Cameroon K000461029
    Sep 1, 2001 Cable, S. [3739], Cameroon K000109924
    Sep 1, 2001 Cable, S. [3702], Cameroon K000109925
    Sep 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [4311], Cameroon K000109920
    Sep 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [1429], Cameroon K000109921
    Sep 1, 2001 Onana, J.-M. [981], Cameroon K000109922
    Oct 1, 1995 Lane, P. [360], Cameroon K000109923
    Jan 1, 1995 Cable, S. [1440], Cameroon K000027594
    Jan 1, 1995 Groves, M. [262], Cameroon K000027596
    Jan 1, 1994 Cheek, M. [5497], Cameroon K000085950
    Jan 1, 1994 Harris, D.J. [3788], Cameroon K000085951
    Jan 1, 1994 Harris, D.J. [3760], Cameroon K000085952
    Jan 1, 1994 Baker, W.J. [234], Cameroon K000540967
    Jan 1, 1994 Cable, S. [518], Cameroon K000085953
    Jan 1, 1994 Cable, S. [577], Cameroon K000085954
    Jan 1, 1994 Cable, S. [515], Cameroon K000540954
    Jan 1, 1994 Watts, J. [849], Cameroon K000540889
    Jan 1, 1994 Lighava, M. [48], Cameroon K000085949
    Jan 1, 1994 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [182], Cameroon K000085958
    Jan 1, 1994 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [131], Cameroon K000085959
    Jan 1, 1994 Tekwe, C. [20], Cameroon K000085956
    Jan 1, 1994 Tekwe, C. [72], Cameroon K000085965
    Jan 1, 1994 Nkeng, P. [54], Cameroon K000085957
    Jan 1, 1994 Nkeng, P. [54], Cameroon K000085962
    Jan 1, 1994 Hurst, J. [21], Cameroon K000085955
    Jan 1, 1992 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1217], Cameroon K000085681
    Jan 1, 1992 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1294], Cameroon K000085682
    Jan 1, 1992 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1018], Cameroon K000085704
    Jan 1, 1992 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1349], Cameroon K000085706
    Jan 1, 1992 Watts, J. [177], Cameroon K000085709
    Jan 1, 1992 Jaff, B. [192], Cameroon K000085705
    Jan 1, 1992 Jaff, B. [223], Cameroon K000085708
    Jan 1, 1992 Sonké, B. [287], Cameroon K000087276
    Jan 1, 1992 Ndam, N. [494], Cameroon K000085707
    Jan 1, 1992 Nguembock, F. [89], Cameroon K000085679
    Jan 1, 1992 Nguembock, F. [1a], Cameroon K000085680
    Brenan, J.P.M. [8473], Nigeria 12198.000
    Brenan, J.P.M. [8830], Nigeria 4705.000
    Pollard, B.J. [543], Cameroon 77252.000
    Sonké, B. [329], Cameroon K000093850
    Sonké, B. [270], Cameroon K000093853

    First published in J.Burtt Davy & A.C.Hoyle, Check-Lists For. Trees & Shrubs Brit. Emp. 3: 110 (1937)

    Accepted by

    • Sonké, B., Bidault, E. & Droissart, V. (2015). Taxonomic revision of the genus Massularia (Rubiaceae, Gardenieae), with a new species from Central Africa Phytotaxa 203: 263-270.
    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Figueiredo, E. (2007). The Rubiaceae of Cabinda (Angola) Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 154: 455-495.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Harris, D.J. (2002). The vascular plants of the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve, Central African Republic: 1-274. National Botanic Garden (Belgium), Meise.
    • 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: 282, t. 353.
    • Check List of the Gold Coast 110, 115 (1937)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Sonké, B., Bidault, E. & Droissart, V. (2015). Taxonomic revision of the genus Massularia (Rubiaceae, Gardenieae), with a new species from Central Africa Phytotaxa 203: 263-270.
    • Figueiredo, E. (2007). The Rubiaceae of Cabinda (Angola) Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 154: 455-495.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Harris, D.J. (2002). The vascular plants of the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve, Central African Republic: 1-274. National Botanic Garden (Belgium), Meise.
    • 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
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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/
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