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This species is accepted, and its native range is Liberia to Ivory Coast, E. Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Perennial usually completely prostrate herb, with radiating stems 0.2–1 m. long from a central fibrous rootstock and often rooting at the nodes; young branches sometimes with lines of fine short hair particularly at nodes, but otherwise practically glabrous.
Leaves
Leaf-blades ovate or elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate or lanceolate, 1.5–6 cm. long, 0.5–1.8(–2.2) cm. wide, acute at the apex, rounded to cuneate at the base, sparsely very shortly scabrid-puberulous on both surfaces or only on the nerves and margin; petiole 2–5 mm. long, scabrid pubescent; stipule-sheath hairy, 1–1.5 mm. long, produced into a triangular lobe 2–2.5 mm. long bearing 5–9 filiform fimbriae 1–5 mm. long.
Flowers
Flowers dimorphic, in axillary and terminal inflorescences, usually consisting of small heads usually in threes; common peduncles 0.6–3 cm. long; secondary peduncles 1–8 mm. long; pedicels obsolete to 0.5 mm. long.
Calyx
Calyx-tube obconic, ± 1 mm. long, glabrous to densely pubescent; lobes triangular-lanceolate, 2 mm. long, 0.5–1 mm. wide, usually keeled, slightly puberulous.
Corolla
Corolla white or slightly pinkish; tube 1.2–1.5 mm. long, densely hairy in the throat; lobes oblong, 2–2.5 mm. long, 0.8 mm. wide, hairy at the base.
Style
Style glabrous to shortly pilose, 1 mm. long in short-styled flowers, 3 mm. long in long-styled flowers.
Fruits
Capsule ovoid or oblong-subglobose, 1.5 mm. tall, 2 mm. wide, glabrous to puberulous.
Seeds
Seeds black, angular, ± 0.5 mm.

[FWTA]

Rubiaceae, F. N. Hepper & R. W. J. Keay. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Habit
Straggling herb with stems 1-11/2 ft. high
Flowers
Flowers white
Ecology
In forest.

Native to:

Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Tanzania

Oldenlandia johnstonii (Oliv.) K.Schum. ex Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Chevalier, A. [17470], Ivory Coast K000043381
Adams, C.D. [2502], Ghana K000043382
Adams, C.D. [5133], Ghana K000043383
Hall, J.B. [1606], Ghana K000043384

First published in Abh. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. 1891: 397 (1892)

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

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 400 (1974).
  • Bremek. in Verh. K. Nederl. Akad. Wet., Afd. Natmirk., ser. 2, 48 (2): 205 (1952).
  • Engl. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 375 (1895).
  • Engl., Hochgebirgsfl. Trop. Afr.: 397 (1892)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Flora of West Tropical 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 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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