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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial procumbent carpet-forming herb with stems (6–)15–30 cm. long, sometimes rooting at the nodes, glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades ovate or oblong-ovate, 0.8–3.8 cm. long, 0.45–1.9 cm. wide, acute or very slightly acuminate at the apex, rounded at the base, with short dense flat adpressed hairs on the margins and for a narrow belt parallel to the margin on upper surface, but otherwise glabrous save for a few hairs on the midvein above; petiole 1–4 mm. long, glabrous; stipule-sheath 0.5–2 mm. long, pubescent or glabrous, produced into a triangular lobe up to 2 mm. long bearing 5–7 filiform fimbriae 1–3 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers heterostylous, in few-flowered terminal or axillary cymes, the cymes solitary or in threes; peduncles 0.15–1.4 cm. long or apparent peduncles 3 cm. long, glabrous; pedicels 1–3 mm. long, glabrous; bracts at junction hairy.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube subglobose, 1 mm. long, glabrous; lobes narrowly triangular or oblong-lanceolate, 1.8–2 mm. long, 0.5–0.9 mm. wide, glabrous or ciliate.
    Corolla
    Corolla white, pale lilac, blue or pink; tube 2 mm. long, the throat densely hairy; lobes oblong, 2–3 mm. long, 0.8–1.2 mm. wide, hairy at the base.
    Pistil
    Style glabrous or puberulous, 1.2 mm. long in short-styled flowers, 3–4.5 mm. long in long-styled flowers; stigma-lobes 0.4–0.8 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule subglobose or depressed subglobose, rather thick-walled, (2–)2.5–3 mm. tall, (2–)2.5–3.2 mm. wide, the beak scarcely raised, very rounded.
    Seeds
    Seeds black, ellipsoid, 0.8–0.9 mm. long, 0.6–0.7 mm. wide, 0.4–0.5 mm. tall, ± flattened on one side, conically raised on the other, strongly reticulate.
    Figures
    Fig. 40/6, p. 270.
    Habitat
    Upland evergreen forest clearings and edges, bushland, grassland, roadsides and gravel tips, etc.; 1800–2550 m.
    Distribution
    K4 T7 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Oldenlandia friesiorum Bremek. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 1, 1979 Cribb, P.J. [11322], Tanzania K000316787
    Jan 1, 1975 Hepper, F.N. [5343], Tanzania K000316790
    Jan 7, 1952 Copley, H. [401], Kenya K000316771
    Mar 1, 1951 Rob [1848], Kenya K000311629
    Sep 1, 1949 Davies, R.M. [865], Tanzania K000316781
    Sep 1, 1949 Stolz, A. [1129], Tanzania K000316782
    Sep 1, 1949 Stolz, A. [2338], Tanzania K000316785
    Sep 1, 1949 Rob [2056], Kenya K000316777
    Sep 1, 1949 Scotesley, W. [s.n.], Kenya K000316775
    Sep 1, 1949 Johnston, W.H. [s.n.], Tanzania K000316783
    Gillett, J.B. [20104], Kenya K000316768
    Gillett, J.B. [19111], Kenya K000316769
    Gillett, J.B. [16642], Kenya K000316774
    Lucas, G.L.L. [5], Kenya K000316773
    Wood, D. [781], Kenya K000316770
    Verdcourt, B. [2991], Kenya K000316772
    Richards, H.M. [13943], Tanzania K000316788
    Richards, H.M. [9758], Tanzania K000316789
    Napper, D.M. [1193], Tanzania K000316780
    Batty, M. [791], Tanzania K000316784
    Magogo, F.C. [2396], Tanzania K000316786
    Gereau, R.E. [3715], Tanzania K000316779
    Kerfoot, O. [1470], Kenya K000316776
    Agnew, A.D.Q. [11142], Kenya K000316778

    First published in Verh. Kon. Ned. Akad. Wetensch., Afd. Natuurk., Sect. 2, 48(2): 204 (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. 400 (1974).
    • Bremek. in Verh. K. Nederl. Akad. Wet., Afd. Natuurk., ser. 2, 48 (2): 204 (1952).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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