1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Oldenlandia L.
      1. Oldenlandia cyperoides Verdc.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Prostrate perennial herb, with creeping stems producing flowering shoots 2–5 cm. tall and bearing densely tufted congested imbricate leaves, the inter-nodes being suppressed; stems glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves linear-subulate, 2.5–3 cm. long, 0.9 mm. wide, drawn out into a filiform apiculum at the apex, broadened at the base into the stipule-sheath, very shortly scabridulous above, glabrous beneath, the midrib beneath broad, mostly occupying almost the total width of the leaf; stipule-sheath 3 mm. long, hyaline, with 3–6 setae 1–2 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers heterostylous, crowded in the centre of the tufts, the actual arrangement very obscure but probably condensed cymes; pedicels up to 1 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube obconic-campanulate, 1 mm. long, glabrous; lobes subulate, 3–3.5 mm. long, ciliate, the joined part of the limb ± 1 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla-tube cylindrical, 5 mm. long, hairy inside; lobes oblong-elliptic to ovate, 2–2.5 mm. long, 1–1.1 mm. wide.
    Stamens
    Stamens with filaments exserted 1 mm. in short-styled flowers, minutely hairy.
    Pistil
    Style 2.9 mm. long in short-styled flowers, hairy; stigma-lobes linear, 1.1 mm. long, hairy.
    Fruits
    Capsule ovoid or subglobose, 1.5–2 mm. long, 1.5 mm. wide, glabrous, the beak rounded and scarcely raised.
    Seeds
    Seeds (immature) angular, 0.8 mm. long, 0.5 mm. wide, strongly reticulate, apparently not becoming sticky on moistening; the testa-cells prominently dotted.
    Habitat
    Bushland and grassland; 1070–1350 m.
    Distribution
    T4 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Oldenlandia cyperoides Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Peter, A. [36688], Tanzania K000316333

    First published in Kew Bull. 30: 693 (1975 publ. 1976)

    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
    • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 30: 693, fig. 1 (1976).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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