1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Sabicea Aubl.
      1. Sabicea gilletii 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
    Woody climber or prostrate suffruticose herb, the young stems densely appressed-pubescent or with dense spreading ferruginous or purplish hairs 2–3 mm long; older stems glabrescent with ± peeling purplish bark.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3.5–13 × 1.2–5.5 cm, elliptic, shortly acuminate at the apex, cuneate at the base, paler beneath, rather sparsely shortly appressed pilose above, pilose beneath on main nerve, often densely so and ± obscurely reticulate; petiole 0.2–3 cm long; stipule limbs 7–14 × 5–6 mm, ovate, reticulate, pilose, eventually reflexed and deciduous.
    Flowers
    Flowers 5–15 in subsessile bracteate head-like inflorescences; peduncle 1–1.8 cm long, appressed pubescent; pedicels up to 3 mm long in fruit; bracts in 2 pairs, leaf-like, 1.5–2.5 × 1–2.2 cm, ovate, acuminate, reticulate-veined, pilose.
    Calyx
    Calyx pubescent; tube 3 mm long, ellipsoid; limb-tube 2–5 mm long; lobes 7–10 × 1–3 mm, lanceolate.
    Corolla
    Corolla densely pilose outside; tube c. 1.4 cm long; lobes white 2–3 × 1 mm.
    Fruits
    Fruits maroon when ripe, about 10 × 9 mm, ovoid, appressed pilose.
    Seeds
    Seeds brown with paler margins, 0.9–1.1 mm long.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Sabicea gilletii De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Mus. Congo Belge, Bot., sér. 5, 1: 78 (1903)

    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.
    • 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