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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Angola, W. Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Prostrate matted much branched herb 10–45 cm. long; stems ± glabrous, 4-angled.
    Leaves
    Leaves 6–12 x 3.5–7 mm., ovate or elliptic, acute at the apex, cuneate at the base, scabrid above and less obviously so beneath on the midrib and nerves which are distinctly visible; petiole c. 1 mm. long; stipule sheath scarcely 1 mm. long, usually with two subulate fimbriae 1 -1.5 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube c. 1 mm. long, obovoid, glabrous; lobes 1–1.8 x 0.7 mm., linear to narrowly ovate, glabrous or margins appearing minutely serratulate due to short emergences.
    Corolla
    Corolla greyish-blue or purple; tube 0.8–1 mm. long, pilose inside at base and near throat; lobes 1x1 mm. long, broadly ovate.
    Flowers
    Flowers apparently isostylous; style glabrous, 1.6 mm long, the anthers shortly exserted. Flowers in triads or few-flowered cymes at the apex of the stems or rarely solitary; peduncle up to 1.5 cm. long; pedicels c. 1 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule 1–1.5 x 1.5–2 mm., depressed subglobose, scarcely beaked, glabrous.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia

    Oldenlandia geophila Bremek. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 1, 1949 Eyles [8131], Zambia K000414307 Unknown type material

    First published in Verh. Kon. Ned. Akad. Wetensch., Afd. Natuurk., Sect. 2, 48(2): 203 (1952)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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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