1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Oldenlandia L.
      1. Oldenlandia richardsonioides (K.Schum.) Verdc.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia to E. Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual erect or suberect herb, branched at every node, with lowest stems as long as the height of the plant, so that plant appears dense and broadly obconical, or branched from the base and more irregular in shape, 5–10 cm. tall, 9–25 cm. wide, or not branched at base but with a few lateral branches, 5–14 cm. tall; stems pale, densely covered with short spreading white hairs, internodes long or short.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile, somewhat succulent; blades linear- or elliptic-lanceolate to lanceolate, 0.5–2.5 cm. long, (0.8–)2.5–7.5 mm. wide, acute and apiculate at the apex, somewhat narrowed to the base, with short white hairs above and on the main nerve beneath, the margin often revolute; stipule-sheath 1–2 mm. long, with 2–5 filiform setae 1–4.5 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers heterostylous, in pseudoterminal and axillary 3–9-flowered shortly pubescent or glabrescent cymes; peduncle at first obsolete but enlarging after flowering to 5 mm. long or up to 1.2 cm.; pedicels 1–5 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube campanulate, 0.8–1 mm. long, shortly pubescent and with very evident surface rhaphides; lobes ovate-triangular, 1–1.3 mm. long, 0.8 mm. wide, acute, shortly pubescent.
    Corolla
    Corolla white or suffused with carmine; tube 1.7–2 mm. long, glabrous outside, densely hairy at the throat inside; lobes oblong-elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, 1.5–3 mm. long, 0.8–1.1 mm. wide, hooked at the apex, papillate-pubescent at the base inside.
    Pistil
    Style 0.8–1.2 mm. long in short-styled flowers, 3–3.3 mm. long in long-styled flowers, hirtellous; stigma-lobes 0.6–0.8 mm. long or stigma scarcely lobed in short-styled forms.
    Fruits
    Capsule campanulate, 1–1.5 mm. long, 1.4 mm. wide, with short spreading hairs or glabrescent, crowned with the persistent calyx-lobes; beak slightly raised, ± 0.2 mm. tall.
    Seeds
    Seeds dark brown, irregularly ellipsoidal, ± 0.5 mm. long.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Somalia

    Oldenlandia richardsonioides (K.Schum.) Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 1972 Greenway [9289], Kenya K000311626 isotype
    Nov 1, 1972 Greenway [9289], Kenya K000311627 isotype
    Jul 1, 1987 Gillett, J.B. [23239], Somalia Oldenlandia richardsonioides var. gracilis K000316852
    Dec 31, 1971 Gillespie, J.B. [254], Kenya Oldenlandia richardsonioides var. gracilis K000316850
    Thulin, M. [7581], Somalia Oldenlandia richardsonioides var. gracilis K000316851

    First published in Kew Bull. 28: 420 (1973 publ. 1974)

    Accepted by

    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 28: 420 (1974).

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0