1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Oldenlandia L.
      1. Oldenlandia acicularis Bremek.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya (Uasin Gishu).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual slender erect herb; stem sparsely branched, ± 15 cm. tall, with 4 papillose-pubescent ribs.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades linear, 1.2–3 cm. long, 0.5–0.8 mm. wide, mucronulate, margins inrolled, shortly scabridulous-papillose-pubescent above and on the main nerve beneath; petiole obsolete; stipule-sheath 1.5–3 mm. long, produced into 5 slender setae 1–4 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers isostylous, solitary at the nodes or in pairs, pedicels 1–1.5(–4) mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube campanulate, 0.8 mm. long, with few short hairs; lobes linear-lanceolate, 1.2–1.8 mm. long, the margins and main nerve scabrid-pubescent.
    Corolla
    Corolla white; tube ± 1.2 mm. long; lobes ovate, 1.2 mm. long; throat hairy.
    Style
    Style slightly shorter than the stigma-lobes.
    Fruits
    Capsule campanulate, laterally compressed, 1.5 mm. long, 1.8 mm. wide, glabrous, crowned by the persistent calyx-lobes; beak slightly raised, 0.2 mm. tall; seeds brown, angular, ± 2.2 mm. long.
    Figures
    Fig. 41/37, p. 271.
    Habitat
    Growing in rock pools
    Distribution
    known only from the type gathering K3

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    Distribution

    Oldenlandia acicularis Bremek. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 1, 1949 Brodhurst-Hill [221], Kenya K000316936 isosyntype

    First published in Verh. Kon. Ned. Akad. Wetensch., Afd. Natuurk., Sect. 2, 48(2): 269 (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.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 401 (1974).
    • Bremek. in Verh. K. Nederl. Akad. Wet., Afd. Natuurk., ser. 2, 48(2): 269 (1952).

    Sources

    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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