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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual herb with main stem usually much branched near the base, 20–40 cm. tall, erect or? somewhat straggling; branchlets slender, ribbed, glabrous or sparsely scaly-pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades linear, 1.5–4.3 cm. long, 0.5–2 mm. wide, blunt to acuminate at the apex, narrowed at the base, glabrous or sparsely shortly scabrid pubescent on the upper surface and on the midvein beneath, revolute; petioles not developed; stipule-sheath 1–2 mm. long, divided into ± 5 unequal filiform fimbriae 0.5–3 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers heterostylous, in axillary and terminal corymbs and panicles, each often 7- or more flowered; peduncle slender, up to 1.8 cm.; pedicels 2–3(–6) mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx depressed subglobose or broadly obconic, 0.5–1 mm. long; lobes narrowly lanceolate, 0.3–1 mm. long, glabrous, keeled.
    Corolla
    Corolla white; tube 1.8 mm. long, densely hairy at the throat; lobes ovate-oblong, 1.4–1.8 mm. long, 0.8 mm. wide, papillate inside.
    Pistil
    Style in short-styled flowers 0.6 mm. long, in long-styled flowers 2.5 mm. long; stigma-lobes 0.6–0.8 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule depressed subglobose or broadly obconic, 1–1.2 mm. tall, 1.7–2.2 mm. wide, the beak very slightly raised, scarcely 0.2 mm. tall.
    Seeds
    Seeds dark brown, irregularly ellipsoid, angular, ± 0.4 mm. long.
    Figures
    Fig. 41/23, p. 271.
    Habitat
    Marshy ground, grassy river banks, also cultivations; 1080–1200 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T1 T4

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Tanzania

    Oldenlandia microcarpa Bremek. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 1, 1949 Burtt, B.D. [3745], Tanzania K000316315
    Dec 1, 1949 Burtt, B.D. [3745], Tanzania K000316316
    Dec 1, 1949 Burtt, B.D. [2422], Tanzania K000316317 isosyntype
    Bidgood, S. [3655], Tanzania K000316312
    Bidgood, S. [2606], Tanzania K000316313
    Richards, H.M. [13401], Tanzania K000316314

    First published in Verh. Kon. Ned. Akad. Wetensch., Afd. Natuurk., Sect. 2, 48(2): 238 (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
    • Bremek. in Verh. K. Nederl. Akad. Wet., Afd. Natuurk., ser. 2, 48(2): 238 (1952).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East 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 2019. 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 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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