1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Oldenlandia L.
      1. Oldenlandia hockii De Wild.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Small presumably decumbent perennial herb 4–9 cm. long; stems very shortly scabridulous-pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves blue-green or purplish green, elliptic or elliptic-ovate, 0.8–1.3 cm. long, 5–8 mm. wide, subacute at the apex, ± rounded at the base, somewhat fleshy, revolute, glabrous or minutely scabrid above, glabrous beneath, discolorous, the rhaphides particularly evident on the lower surface; midvein evident but no lateral veins visible; petioles ± 1 mm. long; stipule-sheath ± 1 mm. long, divided into ± 3 fimbriae 0.8 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers heterostylous, in several-flowered erect axillary ± dichasial cymes; peduncles (0.1–)1–2.5 cm. long; pedicels 0.2–1 cm. long, glabrous or minutely pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube campanulate, 1.5 mm. long; lobes ovate, 1–1.8 mm. long, 0.5–0.8 mm. wide, mostly minutely scabrid-ciliate on the margins.
    Corolla
    Corolla white; tube 2.1–2.5 mm. long, hairy at the throat; lobes ovate, 1.5–1.8 mm. long, 1.3 mm. wide, apiculate, densely papillate inside; style hairy, 1.3 mm. long in short-styled flowers, 3 mm. long in long-styled flowers; stigma-lobes oblong or elliptic, 0.6–0.8 mm. long, densely papillate hairy.
    Fruits
    Ripe capsule not seen.
    Figures
    Fig. 40/9, p. 270.
    Habitat
    Recently burnt ground in Brachystegia-Julbernardia woodland and open bushland; 900–1200 m.
    Distribution
    T4
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Small presumably decumbent perennial herb 4–9 cm. long; stems very shortly scabridulous-pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves blue-green or purplish-green, 0.8–1.3 cm. x 5–8 mm., elliptic or elliptic-ovate, subacute at the apex, ± rounded at the base, somewhat fleshy, revolute, glabrous or minutely scabrid above, glabrous beneath, discolorous, the rhaphides particularly evident on the lower surface; midvein evident but no lateral veins visible; petioles c. 1 mm. long; stipule sheath c. 1 mm. long, divided into c. 3 fimbriae 0.8 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers heterostylous, in several-flowered erect axillary ± dichasial cymes; peduncles (0.1)1–2.5 cm. long; pedicels 0.2–1 cm. long, glabrous or minutely pubescent Calyx tube 1.5 mm. long, campanulate; lobes 1–1.8 x 0.5–0.8 mm., ovate, mostly minutely scabrid-ciliate on the margins.
    Corolla
    Corolla white; tube 2.1–2.5 mm. long, hairy at the throat; lobes 1.5–1.8 x 1.3 mm., ovate, apiculate, densely papillate inside; style hairy, 1.3 mm. long in short-styled flowers, 3 mm. long in long-styled flowers; stigma lobes oblong or elliptic, 0.6–0.8 mm. long, densely papillate-hairy.
    Fruits
    Ripe capsule not seen.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Tanzania, Zaïre

    Oldenlandia hockii De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 13: 108 (1914)

    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): 203 (1952).
    • De Wild. in F. Fedde, Repertorium Speciorum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 13: 108 (1914).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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