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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Liane, climber or straggling shrub, 1.2–4.5 m. long; stems rather slender, brown, ridged, with adpressed hairs and ± tomentose as well, the epidermis peeling on the older shoots.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades elliptic or oblong-elliptic, 4–13.5 cm. long, 1.7–6.3 cm. wide, shortly to distinctly acuminate at the apex, broadly cuneate to rounded at the base, subscabridly pilose above, with dense adpressed silky hairs on the venation beneath and with ± “rucked” tomentum between so that whole underside is pale and ± velvety; petiole 0.5–1.9 cm. long, densely hairy and tomentose; stipules leafy, ovate, 6–12 mm. long, 5.5–10 mm. wide, glabrous on inner surface, hairy outside, reflexed.
    Flowers
    Flowers in axillary several–many-flowered paniculate clusters, ± sessile; pedicels 5 mm. long, densely hairy; bracts if present very small, not forming an involucre.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube subglobose, 1–1.5(–2.5) mm. long, densely hairy; tubular part of limb very short, 0.5 mm. long; lobes leafy, lanceolate, 4–6 mm. long, 1–1.5 mm. wide, glabrous inside, hairy outside and with long hairs on the margin.
    Corolla
    Corolla white; tube 0.8–1.2 cm. long, hairy outside in upper half, glabrous beneath or sparsely hairy all over; lobes lanceolate, 2–3 mm. long, 0.8–1 mm. wide, glabrous inside, densely hairy outside.
    Pistil
    Style 9 mm. long in long-styled flowers, 5 mm. long in short-styled flowers, the stigma-lobes 1.75–2 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruits whitish when ripe with a pinkish juice, globose, 10 mm. in diameter, hairy, crowned with green calyx-lobes, the fruiting pedicels up to 1.2 cm. long.
    Figures
    Fig. 71/1–10.
    Habitat
    Rain-forest, streamside forest and particularly forest edges; 775–2100 m.
    Distribution
    T1 T3 T4 T6 T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Gabon, Tanzania, Zaïre

    Sabicea orientalis Wernham appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Volkens, G. [133], Tanzania K000414570 isosyntype
    Goetze, W. [209], Tanzania K000414571 Unknown type material

    First published in Monogr. Sabicea: 31 (1914)

    Accepted by

    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Harris, D.J. (2002). The vascular plants of the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve, Central African Republic: 1-274. National Botanic Garden (Belgium), Meise.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Harris, D.J. (2002). The vascular plants of the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve, Central African Republic: 1-274. National Botanic Garden (Belgium), Meise.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 14: 348 (1960).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 532 (1949).
    • Wernham, Monogr. Sabicea : 34, t. 1/2–5 (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
    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