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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Lindi).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual herb 18–35 cm. tall, with spreading 4-ribbed axillary branchlets; stems scabrid-papillose.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades linear-lanceolate, 1.5–4.5 cm. long, 1.5–6 mm. wide, attenuate to an acute apex, cuneate at the base, scabridulous above with very short papillae or glabrous, scabridulous on the midvein beneath and on the margins; petiole not developed; stipule-sheath 0.5–1.5 mm. long, the margins with 5–7 fimbriae up to 3 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers heterostylous, in terminal monochasial raceme-like inflorescences, the rhachis slender with pairs of flowers well separated, the internodes 1–2.5 cm. long; pedicels 3–8 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube shallowly campanulate, 0.7 mm. long, glabrous; lobes triangular, 0.6–0.8 mm. long, glabrous.
    Corolla
    Corolla white; tube narrowly funnel-shaped, 1.5 mm. long, sparsely pilose at the throat; lobes 1.2–1.6 mm. long; style 0.7 mm. long in short-styled flowers, 2.5 mm. long in long-styled flowers.
    Fruits
    Capsule depressed subglobose, 0.9–1.2 mm. tall, 1.8 mm. wide, glabrous, the beak not raised.
    Seeds
    Seeds not seen.
    Figures
    Fig. 40/18, p. 270.
    Habitat
    Dry places in wooded grassland; 225 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T8

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Oldenlandia patula Bremek. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Verh. Kon. Ned. Akad. Wetensch., Afd. Natuurk., Sect. 2, 48(2): 236 (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): 236 (1952).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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