1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Polysphaeria Hook.f.
      1. Polysphaeria pedunculata K.Schum. ex De Wild.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is DR Congo to Zambia.

    [FZ]

    Rubiaceae, D.M.Bridson & B.Verdcourt. Flora Zambesiaca 5:3. 2003

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree 1.5–4.5 m tall with grey fissured bark and glabrous branches.
    Leaves
    Leaves 5.5–15 × 1–4.5 cm, lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, tapering to an acute apex, cuneate at the base, glabrous; petiole 5–10 mm long; stipules 3–6 mm long, triangular-acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences c. 10 mm long, sessile to pedunculate, the peduncle 5–10 mm long, puberulous; bracts 3 mm long, ovate, abruptly acuminate.
    Calyx
    Calyx puberulous; tube 1 mm long; limb-tube 1 mm long, lobes 3–4, mostly linear, 1 mm long, calyx entirely covering the corolla in bud or not.
    Corolla
    Corolla white, puberulous; tube 3–4 mm long; lobes 3.5 × 1.7 mm, ovate, acuminate.
    Fruits
    Fruit brown to greenish-black, about 9 × 10 mm, oblate, glabrous save near apex, at first crowned with persistent calyx limb but this eventually falls.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Polysphaeria pedunculata K.Schum. ex De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Mus. Congo Belge, Bot., sér. 4, 1: 226 (1903)

    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.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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