1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Oldenlandia L.
      1. Oldenlandia duemmeri S.Moore

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Rwanda to Uganda.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Short-lived perennial or sometimes annual herb 7–40 cm. tall, much branched from the extreme base with several to numerous erect, suberect or trailing branches; stems glabrous or pubescent at the base.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades linear or linear-lanceolate, 0.7–1.5(–4) cm. long, 0.8–1.6 mm. wide, apiculate at the apex, sparsely scabrid-pubescent above, glabrous beneath save sometimes on the midrib; petiole not developed; stipule-sheath 1–2 mm. long, pubescent, divided into 2 slender fimbriae about 1–2 mm. long, sometimes with 1–2 shorter subsidiary ones.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal and axillary, the terminal panicles made up of pedunculate 1–4-flowered groups, the axillary ones sometimes reduced to a single flower; peduncles 0.5–2 cm. long; pedicels 1–6(–9) mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers heterostylous.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube subglobose, ± 0.6 mm. long, glabrous; lobes triangular-lanceolate, 0.4–1.1 mm. long, glabrous or sparsely ciliate on the margins with papilla-like hairs.
    Corolla
    Corolla white or faintly tinged mauve; tube 1–2 mm. long, hairy inside; lobes elliptic-oblong, 1.4–2 mm. long, 0.8 mm. wide, papillate inside.
    Pistil
    Style 0.7 mm. long in short-styled flowers, 2–3.5 mm. long in long-styled flowers; stigma-lobes 0.5–0.7 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule depressed semi-globose, 1–1.6 mm. tall, 1.7–2.1 mm. wide, glabrous, crowned by the persistent calyx-lobes, beak slightly raised, ± 0.3 mm. tall.
    Seeds
    Seeds brown, ellipsoid, somewhat angular, 0.35 mm. long.
    Figures
    Fig. 41/22, p. 271.
    Habitat
    Grassland, often seasonally wet; 1080–1170 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere U4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Rwanda, Uganda

    Oldenlandia duemmeri S.Moore appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 1, 1949 Dummer, R. [2634], Uganda K000414317

    First published in J. Bot. 54: 250 (1916)

    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 Verh. K. Nederl. Akad. Wet., Afd. Natuurk., ser. 2, 48(2): 237 (1952).
    • S. Moore in Journal of Botany 54: 250 (1916).

    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/
    © 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