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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Mozambique.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual or perennial herb with stems mostly branched at the base, erect, straggling or ascending, (6)15–60 cm. long, ribbed, glabrous or slightly to rarely densely scabridulous on the ribs.
    Leaves
    Leaf blades 1.2–4.5(6) cm. x 1–5(8) mm., linear to linear-lanceolate, acute at the apex, narrowed to the base, entirely glabrous or with very small obscure papilla-like hairs above, particularly when very young, and sometimes on margins and main nerve beneath; petioles not developed; stipule sheath 1–2 mm. long, scabrid-papillose, bearing 3–5 fimbriae of varying length, 0.5–2.5 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers isostylous or heterostylous, in 3–7(10)-flowered sessile or pedunculate axillary cymes or fascicles; peduncle 0–3 cm. long, usually very much shorter than the subtending leaf, typically 1/4 the length; pedicels 1.5–4 mm. long, glabrous or rarely scabridulous.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube 0.5–0.8 mm. long, subglobose, glabrous; lobes 1–2 mm. long, narrowly triangular, scabridulous on the margins, keeled.
    Corolla
    Corolla white or tinged blue or lilac-pink; tube 1–1.6 mm. long, the throat densely hairy; lobes 0.7–2 x 0.6 mm., ovate-oblong, papillate inside.
    Pistil
    Style in short-styled flowers 0.6 mm. long, in long-styled flowers 2.8 mm. long, in isostylous flowers 0.6–1.2 mm. long; stigma lobes 0.3–1 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule 1–2 x 1.5–2.5 mm. depressed globose, glabrous, the beak scarcely raised.
    Seeds
    Seeds pale brown, c. 0.2 mm. long, angular, bluntly conical, strongly reticulate.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual or perennial herb with stems mostly branched at the base, erect, straggling or ascending, (6–)15–60 cm. long, ribbed, glabrous or slightly to rarely densely scabridulous on the ribs.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades linear to linear-lanceolate, 1.2–4.5(–6) cm. long, 1–5(–8) mm. wide, acute at the apex, narrowed to the base, entirely glabrous or with very small obscure papilla-like hairs above, particularly when very young, and sometimes on margins and main nerve beneath; petioles not developed; stipule-sheath 1–2 mm. long, scabrid-papillose, bearing 3–5 fimbriae of varying lengths, 0.5–2.5 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers isostylous or heterostylous, in 3–7(–10)-flowered sessile or pedunculate axillary cymes or fascicles; peduncle 0–3 cm. long, usually very much shorter than the subtending leaf, typically 1/4 the length; pedicels 1.5–4 mm. long, glabrous or rarely scabridulous.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube subglobose, 0.5–0.8 mm. long, glabrous; lobes narrowly triangular, 1–2 mm. long, scabridulous on the margins, keeled.
    Corolla
    Corolla white or tinged blue or lilac-pink; tube 1–1.6 mm. long, the throat densely hairy; lobes ovate-oblong, 0.7–2 mm. long, 0.6 mm. wide, papillate inside.
    Pistil
    Style in short-styled flowers 0.6 mm. long, in long-styled flowers 2.8 mm. long, in isostylous flowers 0.6–1.2 mm. long; stigma-lobes 0.3–1 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule depressed globose, 1–2 mm. tall, 1.5–2.5 mm. wide, glabrous, the beak scarcely raised.
    Seeds
    Seeds pale brown, bluntly conical, angular, ± 0.2 mm. long, strongly reticulate.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Zaïre

    Oldenlandia fastigiata Bremek. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 1, 1971 Haarer, A.E. [1449], Tanzania K000414309 Unknown type material

    First published in Verh. Kon. Ned. Akad. Wetensch., Afd. Natuurk., Sect. 2, 48(2): 260 (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): 260 (1952).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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