1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Oldenlandia L.
      1. Oldenlandia rosulata K.Schum.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Slender erect annual herb 4–35 cm. tall, with glabrous or basally scabrid pubescent stems.
    Leaves
    Basal leaves rosulate, the blades spathulate, lanceolate or elliptic, 3–7 mm. long, 1.3–3 mm. wide, obtuse, glabrous, often eventually disappearing before maturity; stem leaves with filiform, linear or linear-lanceolate blades 0.3–3 cm. long, 0.3–2.2 mm. wide, glabrous; petioles obsolete; stipule-sheath 0.3 mm. long with 2 short teeth 0.5 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers heterostylous or isostylous, terminal or axillary, either solitary or in groups of 2 or 3, in larger plants forming a paniculate inflorescence; peduncles 0.9–2.8 cm. long; pedicels very graceful, 0.4–3.8 cm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube subglobose, 0.5–0.7 mm. long, glabrous or with minute hairs; lobes broadly triangular, 0.3–0.9 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla white to pale purple, sometimes with a dark spot or streaks near the throat; tube 1.2–3.6 mm. long, somewhat hairy at the throat with white or purple hairs; lobes oblong-ovate, 0.7–2 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Style 1.2 mm. long in short-styled forms and 2.9 mm. long in long-styled forms; stigma-lobes 0.6–0.8 mm. long; isostylous forms have the style of intermediate length and the stigma-lobes are at the same height as or higher than the anthers.
    Fruits
    Capsule subglobose, 1–1.8 mm. tall, 2 mm. wide, glabrous, beaked, the valves rounded and well separated after dehiscence.
    Seeds
    Seeds black, angular, ± 0.4 mm. long, reticulate.
    Distribution
    As above with addition of Zaire, Angola and South Africa (Transvaal and Natal)
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Slender erect annual herb 2.5–35 cm. tall, with glabrous or basally scabrid pubescent stems.
    Leaves
    Basal leaves rosulate, the blades 3–7 x 1.3–3 mm., spathulate, lanceolate or elliptic, obtuse, glabrous, often eventually disappearing before maturity; stem leaves 0.3–3 cm. x 0.3–2.2 mm., filiform, linear or linear-lanceolate, glabrous; petioles obsolete; stipule sheath 0.3 mm. long with 2 short teeth 0.5 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers heterostylous or isostylous, terminal or axillary, either solitary or in groups of 2 or 3, in larger plants forming a paniculate inflorescence; peduncles 0.9–2.8 cm. long; pedicels very graceful, 0.4–3.8 cm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube 0.5–0.7 mm. long, subglobose, glabrous or with minute hairs; lobes 0.3–0.9 mm. long, broadly triangular.
    Corolla
    Corolla white to pale purple, sometimes with a dark spot or streaks near the throat; tube 1.2–3.6 mm. long, somewhat hairy at the throat with white or purple hairs; lobes 0.7–2 mm. long, oblong-ovate.
    Pistil
    Style 1.2 mm. long in short-styled forms and 2.9 mm. in long-styled forms; stigma lobes 0.6–0.8 mm. long; isostylous forms have the style of intermediate length and the stigma lobes are at the same height as or higher than the anthers.
    Fruits
    Capsule 1–1.8 x 2 mm., subglobose, glabrous, beaked, the valves rounded and well separated after dehiscence.
    Seeds
    Seeds black, angular, c. 0.4 mm. long, reticulate.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

    Oldenlandia rosulata K.Schum. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 2008 Cheek, M. [13486], Cameroon K000580249
    Feb 1, 2004 Pollard, B.J. [676], Cameroon K000746455
    Welwitsch [5320], Angola K000414292

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 23: 416 (1896)

    Accepted by

    • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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
    • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Bremek. in Verh. K. Nederl. Akad. Wet., Afd. Natuurk., ser. 2, 48 (2): 225 (1952).
    • Hiern, Cat. Afr. Pl. Welw. 2: 447 (1898).
    • K. Schum. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 23: 416 (1897).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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