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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa (Chimanimani Mountains).

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Decumbent branched herb with slender ± unangled stems 15–25 cm. long, densely covered with short spreading white hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3–10 x 2.5–8 mm., broadly ovate, rounded but very shortly obscurely apiculate at the apex, rounded-truncate at the base, densely pubescent with ± adpressed white hairs; petiole 1–2 mm. long; stipular-sheath short with few filiform fimbriae 1 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers isostylous, truly terminal and solitary, solitary in the axils or sometimes in terminal pairs or threes; pedicels 1–4 mm. long, becoming up to 1 cm. long in fruit, pubescent like the stems.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube similarly pubescent, 1 mm. long, ovoid; lobes foliaceous, about 1 mm. long and wide, enlarging to 1.4 mm. after flowering, ovate to lanceolate, acuminate, pubescent.
    Corolla
    Corolla densely pubescent outside; tube just over 4 mm. long, glabrous inside; lobes 2.5 x 1.5 mm., ovate.
    Pistil
    Style 2.5 mm. long; stigmatic arms 0.6 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule 1.8 x 2.2 mm., depressed obovoid, densely covered with spreading white hairs.
    Seeds
    Seeds black with reticulate testa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Zimbabwe

    Oldenlandia cana Bremek. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 13, 1985 Grosvenor, R.K. [373], Zimbabwe K000414303 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 25: 186 (1971)

    Accepted by

    • Calane da Silva, M., Izdine, S. & Amuse, A.B. (2004). A Preliminary Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Mozambique: 1-184. SABONET, Pretoria.
    • 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

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Calane da Silva, M., Izdine, S. & Amuse, A.B. (2004). A Preliminary Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Mozambique: 1-184. SABONET, Pretoria.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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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/
    © 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