1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Oldenlandia L.
      1. Oldenlandia scopulorum Bullock

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Usually a tufted perennial herb 2–25 cm. long or tall, with many prostrate, erect or decumbent stems from a branched woody rootstock, or less often an annual herb with single stem, usually much branched near the base, or rarely erect and unbranched, sometimes forming definite mats; branchlets glabrous to quite densely scabrid-pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades linear to linear-lanceolate, 0.7–2.2(–4) cm. long, 0.7–3.5(–4) mm. wide, acute and mucronulate at the apex, cuneate at the base, glabrous save for the sparsely papillate margins or with sparse to rather dense papilla-like hairs on the upper surface; petioles not developed; stipule-sheath 1–2 mm. long, papillate, bearing 2(–3) main filiform fimbriae 1–5 mm. long and several intermediate shorter ones.
    Flowers
    Flowers heterostylous, in terminal and apparently axillary subcorymbose (2–)3–5-flowered inflorescences; peduncle slender, 0.25–2.8 cm. long; pedicels 1–7(–16) mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube campanulate, 0.8 mm. long, glabrous; lobes triangular or lanceolate, (0.5–)1.2–2 mm. long, keeled, slightly scabrid-papillose.
    Corolla
    Corolla white, pink, lilac, mauve or pale blue, the lobes often with 2 darker mauve marks; tube (1.5–)2–3 mm. long, densely hairy in the throat; lobes ovate-oblong, (1.4–)2–3 mm. long, ± 1.5(–1.9) mm. wide, densely papillate inside.
    Pistil
    Style in short-styled flowers ± 1 mm. long, in long-styled flowers (2.6–)3–4 mm. long; stigma-lobes 0.7–2 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule subglobose, 1.5–2 mm. tall, 2–2.6 mm. wide, glabrous, the beak 0.3–0.4 mm. tall.
    Seeds
    Seeds dark brown, ovoid, angular, 0.4 mm. long, strongly reticulate.
    Figures
    Fig. 41/26, p. 271.
    Habitat
    Grassland including seasonally wet areas, grassy clearing in Acacia and other woodland, gardens, roadsides and other open places in scrub, often in rock crevices, etc.; 900–2520 m.
    Distribution
    K3 K4 K5 K6 T1 T2 T4 T5

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania

    Oldenlandia scopulorum Bullock appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 1975 Ossent, J.R. [618], Kenya K000316263
    Feb 1, 1975 Stefanescu, E. [305], Tanzania K000316294
    Feb 1, 1975 Stefanescu, E. [224], Tanzania K000316295
    Mar 1, 1973 Mwangangi, O.M. [786], Kenya K000316253
    Nov 1, 1971 Tanner, R.E.S. [1307], Tanzania K000316291
    Oct 1, 1971 Greenway, P.J. [10611], Tanzania K000316288
    Oct 1, 1971 Bax, R.D. [197], Tanzania K000316293 holotype
    Oct 1, 1971 Verdcourt, B. [3297], Tanzania K000316289
    Oct 1, 1971 Bogdan, A.V. [990], Kenya K000316264
    Oct 1, 1971 Lebrun, J. [9610], Rwanda K000316245
    Oct 1, 1971 Lebrun, J. [9709], Rwanda K000316246
    Oct 1, 1971 Davis, D. [23], Kenya K000316260 isosyntype
    Oct 1, 1971 Lacey, B.E. [40], Kenya K000316257
    Sep 1, 1971 Tanner, R.E.S. [484], Tanzania K000316287
    Sep 1, 1971 Polhill, E. [2245], Tanzania K000316286
    Apr 1, 1950 Emson, H.E. [361], Tanzania K000316285
    Dec 1, 1949 Davis, R.L. [137], Tanzania K000316284
    Dec 1, 1949 Someren, H.D. van [1439], Kenya K000316261
    Dec 1, 1939 Dowson, W.J. [538], Kenya K000316258
    Greenway, P.J. [10387], Tanzania K000316283
    Gillett, J.B. [20302], Kenya K000316254
    Troupin, G. [5259], Rwanda K000316248
    Liben, L. [1232], Rwanda K000316247
    Bally, P.R.O. [5411], Kenya K000316276
    Bally, P.R.O. [7525], Tanzania K000316292
    Hepper, F.N. [6659], Kenya K000316259
    Tanner, R.E.S. [4121], Tanzania K000316290
    Williams, G.R. [257], Kenya K000316265
    Rogers, C.G. [398], Kenya K000316266
    Glover [526], Kenya K000316271
    Glover [120], Kenya K000316272
    Glover [503], Kenya K000316273
    Glover [s.n.], Kenya K000316274
    Glover [1668], Kenya K000316275
    Polhill, E. [439], Kenya K000316252
    Polhill, S.F. [249], Tanzania K000316262
    Verdcourt, B. [642], Kenya K000316251
    Acres [90], Tanzania K000316280
    Bidgood, S. [5858], Tanzania K000468567
    Bidgood, S. [4128], Tanzania K000316278
    Richards, H.M. [25160], Tanzania K000316281
    Richards, H.M. [20279], Tanzania K000316282
    Abdallah, R. [114], Tanzania K000316277
    Opiko, B. [717], Kenya K000316270
    Grimshaw, J.M. [3301], Tanzania K000316279
    Lugard, E.J. [346], Kenya K000316268 isosyntype
    Lugard, E.J. [346], Kenya K000316269 Unknown type material
    Reekmans, M. [6784], Burundi K000316249
    Lewis, W.H. [5950], Kenya K000316256
    Lewis, H.A. [5949], Kenya K000316250
    Someren, V.G.L. van [1093], Kenya K000316267
    Barclay, H.P. [7090], Kenya K000316255

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1932: 497 (1932)

    Accepted by

    • Masharabu, T., Bigendako, M.J., Lejoly, J., Nkengurutse, J., Noret, N., Bizuru, E. & Bogaert, J. (2010). Etude analytique de la flore et de la végétation du Parc National de la Ruvubu, Burundi International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 4: 834-856.
    • 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
    • Masharabu, T., Bigendako, M.J., Lejoly, J., Nkengurutse, J., Noret, N., Bizuru, E. & Bogaert, J. (2010). Etude analytique de la flore et de la végétation du Parc National de la Ruvubu, Burundi International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 4: 834-856.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 401 (1974).
    • Bremek. in Verh. K. Nederl. Akad. Wet., Afd. Natuurk., ser. 2, 48(2): 239 (1952).
    • Bullock in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1932: 497 (1932).

    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/
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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