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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Mafia Island).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial decumbent herb with somewhat branched stems 15–40 cm. long, slightly woody below, ridged above and with small papillae on the ridges; perhaps slightly succulent.
    Leaves
    Leaves succulent; blades elliptic or elliptic-oblong, 0.6–1.1 cm. long, 3–6.5 mm. wide, subacute, obtuse or rounded at the apex, rounded or broadly cuneate at the base, markedly revolute when dry, glabrous save for dense papillae on the margins at the base; petioles ± 1 mm. long, densely papillate pubescent; stipule-sheath 1–1.5 mm. long, densely papillate pubescent, with 1–2 teeth 0.3–1 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers in congested corymbs at the apices of the shoots, terminal and axillary, heterostylous; peduncles up to 1.7 cm. long; secondary peduncles ± 1.5 mm. long, the junctions with hyaline bracts ± 1 mm. long or ringed with stipule-sheaths devoid of leaves; pedicels 1.5–3.5 mm. long, widened at the apex and bearing hyaline ovate bracts ± 1 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube narrowly campanulate, ± 1.5 mm. long, glabrous; lobes ovate, 1.3 mm. long, 0.6 mm. wide, glabrous.
    Corolla
    Corolla greenish white, ± glabrous; tube 1 mm. long, densely hairy at the throat; lobes oblong-lanceolate, 1.3 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Style 2 mm. long in long-styled flowers; stigma-lobes 0.4 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule glabrous, 1.5 mm. long, 2 mm. wide; beak slightly raised, under 0.5 mm. high.
    Seeds
    Seeds few, dark brown, subglobose, 0.4 mm. long.
    Figures
    Fig. 40/10, p. 270.
    Habitat
    With Labiatae and Acanthaceae on sand overlying recent coral near the seashore above high water mark
    Distribution
    T6 known only from the type gathering

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Oldenlandia aegialodes Bremek. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Apr 1, 1953 Greenway, P.J. [5216], Tanzania K000316344 isosyntype
    Apr 1, 1953 Greenway, P.J. [5216], Tanzania K000316345 Unknown type material
    Wingfield, R. [4335], Tanzania K000316347
    Mbago, F.M. [181853], Tanzania K000316346

    First published in Kew Bull. 8: 438 (1953)

    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
    • Bremek. in Kew Bulletin 8: 438 (1953).

    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
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