1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Oldenlandia L.
      1. Oldenlandia johnstonii (Oliv.) K.Schum. ex Engl.

        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.

    Distribution

    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)

    Sources

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

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

    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