1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Paraknoxia Bremek.
      1. Paraknoxia parviflora (Stapf ex Verdc.) Verdc. ex Bremek.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central African Republic to Kenya and Zimbabwe.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect herb 4–38 cm. tall; stems slender, often branched, hairy.
    Leaves
    Leaf blades 1.3–4.2 x 0.2–1 (1.7) cm., narrowly elliptic, lanceolate, linear or linear-oblanceolate or ovate-elliptic, ± acute at the apex, cuneate at the base, covered with short hairs; petioles up to 3 mm. long; stipules with c. 3–7 deltoid segments 1–2 mm. long from a pale chestnut-coloured base 1–1.5 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences c. 2–4 mm. wide, supported by the apical leaf pair; there are usually 2 axillary flowering branchlets which overtop the true terminal one.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube 1 mm. long, covered with small scaly hairs; foliaceous lobe 0.8 x 0.5 mm. or absent, the others very minute, crowned with hairs.
    Corolla
    Corolla white or tinged bluish mauve; tube 1.75–4 mm. long, dilated in long-styled flowers to 1–1.5 mm. wide for the apical third, glabrous outside: lobes 1.3–1.5 x 0.4–0.9 mm., hairy outside.
    Pistil
    Style 3.3 mm. long in long-styled flowers, tomentose; stigma lobes 0.6–0.8 mm. long, papillate.
    Fruits
    Fruit 1.3–1.75 x 1.25 mm., somewhat acute at the apex, densely covered with scaly hairs.
    Seeds
    Seeds chestnut-coloured, 0.8–0.9 mm. long.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Central African Repu, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Paraknoxia parviflora (Stapf ex Verdc.) Verdc. ex Bremek. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 1, 1971 Chandler [672], Uganda K000379457
    Tweedie, E.M. [515], Kenya Pentanisia parviflora 8559.000

    First published in Kew Bull. 8: 439 (1953)

    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.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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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 2020. 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 2020. 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