1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Sabicea Aubl.
      1. Sabicea dewevrei De Wild. & T.Durand

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Liane 1.8–4 m. or more long; young stems glabrous to densely spreading pilose with hairs ± 2.5 mm. long; older stems sparsely hairy, drying dark blackish purple.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades elliptic or oblong-elliptic, 7–15(–22.5) cm. long, 3–7.5(–12) cm. wide, narrowly and distinctly acuminate at the apex, cuneate to rounded at the base, glabrous save for a few sparse adpressed bristly hairs on the midrib above and main nerves beneath; reticulation of nerves scarcely apparent beneath; petioles 0.8–2.5(–6) cm. long, with ± adpressed bristly hairs; stipules rounded, 0.6–2 cm. long and wide, glabrous save for ciliate margins.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence solitary, axillary, 6–28-flowered; peduncle 0.6–3.5 cm. long, glabrous; bracts large, rounded, 1–3.5 cm. long and wide, joined at the base for 2–4 mm., glabrous; flowers sessile, with hairs at base mixed with very small linear bracteoles.
    Calyx
    Calyx glabrous outside; tube 1.2–2.8 cm. long; limb-tube up to 1.2(–1.8) cm. long, 5–7 mm. wide; teeth 5, triangular, 2–4(–6) mm. long, 2–3 mm. wide, ciliate.
    Corolla
    Corolla white; tube 1.5–1.8 cm. long, 1 mm. wide, glabrous outside; lobes 5, ovate, 2 mm. long, 1 mm. wide, adpressed pilose outside, glabrous inside; throat pilose.
    Stamens
    Stamens included.
    Ovary
    Ovary ± glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit red, subglobose, ± 9 mm. diameter.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cabinda, Congo, Gabon, Uganda, Zaïre

    Sabicea dewevrei De Wild. & T.Durand appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Mus. Congo Belge, Bot., sér. 3, 1: 112 (1901)

    Accepted by

    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Figueiredo, E. (2007). The Rubiaceae of Cabinda (Angola) Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 154: 455-495.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • 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
    • Figueiredo, E. (2007). The Rubiaceae of Cabinda (Angola) Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 154: 455-495.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Hallé in Fl. Gabon 12, Rubiacées, 1: 185, fig. 4/2–5 (1966).
    • Wernham, Monogr. Sabicea: 71 (1914).
    • De Wild. & Th. Dur. in Ann. Mus. Congo 3(1): 112 (1901).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    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