1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Oldenlandia L.
      1. Oldenlandia flosculosa Hiern

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb often much branched at the base with glabrous or puberulous weakly erect or straggling stems 30–50 cm. tall.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades linear, oblong or very narrowly elliptic, 1–3.5 cm. long, 1.5–5.5 mm. wide, acute at the apex, cuneate at the base, glabrous or sparsely puberulous; petioles not developed; stipule-sheath 1–2 mm., divided into 3–5 fimbriae up to 2–2.5 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers heterostylous, in 2–4(–7)-flowered glomerules, as many as 8 arranged in spicate fashion, the “spikes” either terminal or axillary up to 8 cm. long; when terminal they are arranged dichasially, the centre terminal part either a “spike” or a solitary flower overtopped by long lateral “spikes” (the “spikes” are really a series of nodes bearing few flowers from which the leaves have disappeared); pedicels 0–4 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube subglobose, 0.8 mm. long and wide, glabrous or puberulous; lobes ovate-triangular to narrowly triangular, 0.8–1 mm. long, glabrous or with margins and midvein ciliate.
    Corolla
    Corolla white or with lobes tinged pink beneath at the apex; tube 1.5 mm. long, hairy inside; lobes elliptic-oblong, 1.3–1.5 mm. long, papillate inside.
    Pistil
    Style 0.8 mm. long in short-styled flowers, 3 mm. long in long-styled flowers; stigma-lobes filiform, 0.5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule depressed subglobose, 1.2 mm. tall, 1.8–2 mm. wide, glabrous or puberulous, the beak slightly raised, ± 0.2 mm. tall.
    Seeds
    Seeds dark purplish brown, almost round or elliptic in outline, ± 0.3 mm. long, raised on the hilar side, flat on the other side.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Oldenlandia flosculosa Hiern appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 1, 1949 Hildebrandt, J.M. [1348], Tanzania K000316362 isosyntype

    First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 3: 60 (1877)

    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): 234 (1952).
    • K. Schum. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 375 (1895).
    • Hiern in Flora of Tropical Africa 3: 60 (1877).

    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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