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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Slender annual herb 5–10 cm. tall, mostly unbranched or with a few lateral branches; stems angular, mostly densely pubescent particularly on the angles.
    Leaves
    Leaves held erect, the blades linear, 0.7–1.7 cm. long, 0.5–1.2 mm. wide, apiculate at the apex, passing unnarrowed into the stipule-base, pubescent on upper surface and on midrib beneath; stipule-base 1–1.2 mm. long, pubescent, the limb various, sometimes with a rectangular lobe 1 mm. long bearing 2 fine subulate setae 2.2 mm. long or less often with several additional setae, the outer pair often recurved and horn-like and sometimes with a single seta from an ovate lobe or merely a triangular lobe 1.3–2.6 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers isostylous, in 2–5-flowered cymes; peduncles 3.5–6.5 mm. long, pubescent; pedicels 1–3 mm. long, pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx pubescent; tube hemispherical, 0.8 mm. long, 1 mm. wide; lobes lanceolate, 0.9 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla white; tube 1–1.6 mm. long, sparsely hairy inside below the middle; lobes ovate, 1–1.2 mm. long, 0.8 mm. wide, papillate inside.
    Anthers
    Tips of anthers just exserted.
    Pistil
    Style 1.5 mm. long but well exserted in the case of short corolla-tubes, with literally 2–3 hairs; stigma-lobes 0.5 mm. long, papillate.
    Fruits
    Capsule transversely rounded-oblong, 1.1 mm. long, 1.7 mm. wide, sparsely hairy.
    Seeds
    Seeds pale chestnut coloured, angular-ovoid, 0.35 mm. long, 2.6 mm. wide, 2 mm. thick, reticulate, the testa becoming slimy when moistened.
    Habitat
    Rocky hills; 1062–1100 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T4

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Oldenlandia forcipitistipula Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 1, 1974 Peter, A. [35841], Tanzania K000316243 holotype
    Bidgood, S. [5529], Tanzania K000468895

    First published in Kew Bull. 30: 695 (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: 695, fig. 2 (1976).

    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