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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Prostrate short-lived perennial mat-forming herb, with ± glabrous or pubescent stems (2)10–30 cm. long rooting at the nodes.
    Leaves
    Leaf blades 4–8 x 2–5 mm., ovate, subacute to rounded at the apex, rounded at the base, often rather thick with only midrib visible, shortly ciliate around the margins but otherwise glabrous; petiole 0.5–1 mm. long; stipule sheath and lobe 0.4–1 mm. long, produced into 2 fimbriae 0.2–0.5 mm. long, ciliate.
    Flowers
    Flowers heterostylous, 1–5, terminal or axillary, in fascicles without a common peduncle; pedicels 1–2 mm. lengthening to 7(14) mm. after flowering.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube 0.8 mm. long, obconic, glabrous or sparsely pubescent; lobes 1 x 0.5 mm., oblong-triangular.
    Corolla
    Corolla white with pinkish-mauve limb or reddish green or pink; tube 0.2 mm. long; lobes 1.5 x 1 mm., triangular, glabrous.
    Pistil
    Style in short-styled flowers 0.1 mm. long, in long-styled flowers 1.2 mm. long; stigma lobes 0.1–0.2 mm. in diam., subglobose.
    Fruits
    Capsule 1 x 1.7 mm., ± glabrous, not beaked.
    Seeds
    Seeds dark brown.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Prostrate short-lived perennial mat-forming herb, with ± glabrous stems (2–)10–30 cm. long, rooting at the nodes.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades ovate, 4–6.5 mm. long, 2–5 mm. wide, subacute to rounded at the apex, rounded at the base, often rather thick, shortly ciliate around the margins but otherwise glabrous; petiole 0.5–1 mm. long; stipule-sheath and lobe 0.4–1 mm. long, produced into 2 fimbriae 0.2–0.5 mm. long, ciliate.
    Flowers
    Flowers heterostylous, 1–5, terminal or axillary, in fascicles without a common peduncle; pedicels 1–2 mm. lengthening to 7(–14) mm. after flowering.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube obconic, 0.8 mm. long, glabrous or sparsely pubescent; lobes oblong-triangular, 1 mm. long, 0.5 mm. wide.
    Corolla
    Corolla white with pinkish-mauve limb or reddish green or pink; tube 0.2 mm. long; lobes triangular, 1.5 mm. long, 1 mm. wide, glabrous.
    Pistil
    Style in short-styled flowers 0.1 mm. long, in long-styled flowers 1.2 mm. long; stigma-lobes subglobose, 0.1–0.2 mm. in diameter.
    Fruits
    Capsule 1 mm. tall, 1.7 mm. wide, ± glabrous, not beaked.
    Seeds
    Seeds dark brown.
    Figures
    Fig. 40/4, p. 270.
    Habitat
    Marshes and tracks on black clay soil; 1800–1860 m.
    Distribution
    T7 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania, Zambia

    Oldenlandia oxycoccoides Bremek. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Apr 1, 1976 Watermeyer, A.M. [47], Tanzania K000316341
    Apr 1, 1976 Geilinger, W. [2037], Tanzania K000316342
    Lovett, J. [2790], Tanzania K000316337
    Bidgood, S. [5226], Tanzania K000190454
    Bidgood, S. [811], Tanzania K000316338
    Polhill, R.M. [1729], Tanzania K000316339
    Carmichael [359], Tanzania K000316343 isotype
    Renvoize, S.A. [1964], Tanzania K000316340

    First published in Kew Bull. 13: 382 (1958 publ. 1959)

    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 Kew Bulletin 13: 382 (1959).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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