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

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Annual herb with branched stems, 8–14 cm. tall; stems glabrous or sometimes slightly papillate on the angles below the nodes.
Leaves
Leaf-blades narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, 0.7–2 cm. long, 2–3.5 mm. wide, acute at the apex, narrowed into the stipule-base, glabrous; stipule-bases ± scarious, 1.5–2 mm. long, with 2–4 weak setae 0.5–1.7 mm. long.
Flowers
Flowers heterostylous, few in lax cymes; peduncles 0.5–1.5 cm. long, glabrous; pedicels 1–8 mm. long, thickened beneath the capsules, glabrous. Filaments exserted 0.8 mm. in short-styled flowers; style 0.8 mm. long, ± hairy above the stigma-lobes, 0.7 mm. long, hairy. Style exserted 1 mm. in long-styled flowers, the stigma-lobes 0.8 mm. long; stamens well-inserted.
Calyx
Calyx glabrous; tube subglobose or obconic, 0.8 mm. long; lobes triangular, 0.5–1 mm. long, glabrous.
Corolla
Corolla pale lilac, drying pale, but with 2 blue marks at the base of the corolla-lobes; tube 1.8–2.2 mm. long; lobes elliptic, 1.5 mm. long, 0.8–1.2 mm. wide, papillate inside.
Short-styled
Filaments exserted 0.8 mm. in short-styled flowers; style 0.8 mm. long, ± hairy above the stigma-lobes, 0.7 mm. long, hairy.
Long-styled
Style exserted 1 mm. in long-styled flowers, the stigma-lobes 0.8 mm. long; stamens well-inserted.
Fruits
Capsule glabrous, obconic to subglobose, 1.5–2 mm. long and wide, the beak very low.
Seeds
Seeds dark, depressed-ellipsoid, umbonate on one side, 0.35 mm. long, 0.3 mm. wide, 0.12 mm. thick, strongly reticulate, apparently becoming slimy when moistened.
Habitat
Not known; 990 m.
Distribution
known only from the type T4

Native to:

Tanzania

Oldenlandia uvinsae Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Kew Bull. 30: 693 (1975 publ. 1976)

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

  • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 30: 693 (1976).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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