1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Polysphaeria Hook.f.
      1. Polysphaeria arbuscula K.Schum.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Chad.

    [FWTA]

    Rubiaceae, F. N. Hepper & R. W. J. Keay. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    A shrub or small tree, up to 12 ft. high
    Flowers
    Flowers cream, sweet-scented
    Fruits
    Ripe fruits red
    Ecology
    Especially common in fringing forest in savanna regions.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Togo

    Polysphaeria arbuscula K.Schum. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1994 Jongkind, C.C.H. [1596], Ghana K000453385
    Apr 3, 1993 Daramola, B.O. [108], Nigeria K000453389
    Latilo, M.G. [47123], Nigeria K000453394
    Okafor, J.C. [46871], Nigeria K000453392
    Enti, A.A. [7602], Ghana K000453382
    Hall, J.B. [205], Ghana K000453381
    Lock, J.M. [84], Togo K000453387
    Gentry, A. [32652], Nigeria K000453393
    Sharland, R.E. [1382], Nigeria K000453390
    Geerling, C. [2231], Côte d'Ivoire K000453386
    Merello, M. [1495], Ghana K000453384
    Schmidt, H.H. [1807], Ghana K000453383
    Schäfer, P.A. [7582], Togo K000453388
    Kimunjeze [66333], Nigeria K000453391

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 33: 349 (1903)

    Accepted by

    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Aubrév. Fl. For. Soud.-Guin. 469, t. 103, 1-2.
    • F.W.T.A., ed. 1, 1: 86, excl. syn. P. pedunculata K. Schum. ex De Wild.
    • in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 33: 349 (1903)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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/
    © 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 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