1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Sabicea Aubl.
      1. Sabicea entebbensis Wernham

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Liane 3–3.6 m. long, with flowers mostly borne on short vertical shoots which seem not to twine; stems rather slender, brown, ridged, covered with adpressed rather bristly hairs when young, later the epidermis peeling off.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 4–12.5 cm. long, 2–6.5 cm. wide, acuminate at the apex, broadly cuneate or rounded at the base, with rather sparse subscabrid adpressed hairs above, with dense subscabrid adpressed hairs on the venation below and white tomentum on the surfaces between, the undersurface thus appearing grey; petiole 0.4–3 cm. long, pubescent; stipules leafy, ovate-elliptic, 5–7 mm. long, 2–4 mm. wide, ± acute, reflexed, glabrous on inner face, i.e. that turned to the light, adpressed hairy on the outer face.
    Flowers
    Flowers in axillary paniculate several–many-flowered ± sessile clusters; pedicels 4 mm. long, adpressed pubescent; bracts small and not in any way forming an involucre.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube subglobose, 1.3 mm. long, adpressed pubescent; tubular part of limb 1 mm. long, adpressed pubescent to glabrous; lobes ovate to oblong-elliptic, 1–2(–2.5) mm. long, 1 mm. wide, subacute or ± obtuse, reflexed, glabrous inside and outside or with scattered hairs on the margin and outside.
    Corolla
    Corolla dull purple flushed, pale yellow towards the base of the tube or tube greenish with inner surface of lobes red-brown; tube 7–8.5 mm. long, the upper half or third adpressed pubescent outside, the lower glabrous; ring of hairs at the mouth of the tube shining white; lobes ovate-triangular 1.2–1.5 mm. long, 1 mm. wide, adpressed hairy outside.
    Pistil
    Style 7 mm. long in long-styled flowers, stigmas and style-arms shining white, together 2.5 mm. long and just overtopping the lobes.
    Fruits
    Fruit glistening white, globose, ± 0.85–1 cm. in diameter (alive), very soft with crimson juice inside.
    Figures
    Fig. 71/11, 12.
    Habitat
    Forest edges and associated thickets; 1170–1200 m.
    Distribution
    U4 not known elsewhere

    Images

    Distribution

    Sabicea entebbensis Wernham appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 1, 1975 Brown, E. [296], Uganda K000414572
    Dec 9, 1912 Brown, E. [296], Uganda K000414573
    Dawkins, H.C. [702], Uganda 8590.000
    Brown, E. [296], Uganda K000414574

    First published in Monogr. Sabicea: 33 (1914)

    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
    • Wernham, Monogr. Sabicea: 33, t. 12/15 (1914).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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