1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Sabicea Aubl.
      1. Sabicea venosa Benth.

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

    [FWTA]

    Rubiaceae, F. N. Hepper & R. W. J. Keay. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    A climbing shrub with branchlets pubescent or subglabrous
    Flowers
    Flowers whitish
    Fruits
    Fruits red.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Slender-stemmed woody climber 1.5–4 m long or a trailer rooting at the nodes; stems brown to purplish-brown, densely substrigose-pilose when young, older stems more sparsely so, and the bark sometimes peeling.
    Leaves
    Leaf blades 1.5–9.5 × 1–4.5 cm, oblong-elliptic to elliptic, acutely acuminate at the apex, broadly cuneate to ± rounded at the base, paler beneath, appressed pilose on both surfaces, particularly on the main nerves beneath and often with sparse to dense curled white hairs giving a velvety- tomentose appearance beneath when dense, but this often disappears with age or can be present or absent on the same shoot; petiole 0.1–2.5(6) cm long, pilose; stipule limbs 4–8 × 2.5–5 mm, ovate to ovate-lanceolate or triangular-ovate, acuminate, reflexed, eventually deciduous.
    Flowers
    Flowers in subsessile axillary rather dense ± few-flowered inflorescences; peduncle 0–5(10) mm long, pilose; pedicels very short but attaining 3–5 mm in fruit; bracts few, 5–8 × 1–1.2(3) mm, narrowly oblong to elliptic.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube about 1.2 mm long and wide, ovoid or subglobose, pilose, eventually glabrescent; limb-tube about 1 mm long; lobes 3–9 × 1–1.8(2.5) mm, elliptic or linear-oblong to lanceolate, acute, ciliate.
    Buds
    Buds densely silky pilose.
    Corolla
    Corolla tube purple or deep wine-coloured, c. 1 cm long, pilose outside, densely pubescent at throat; lobes white, c. 2 × 0.8–1.2 mm, oblong- elliptic to ovate, densely pilose outside.
    Fruits
    Fruit white, 7–8(11) mm in diameter, pilose, later glabrescent, with red pulp.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Burkina, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Zaïre

    Sabicea venosa Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2017 Heudelot [821], Senegal K001290447 isosyntype
    Oct 1, 2010 Cheek, M. [11216], Cameroon K000673275
    Mar 1, 2010 Cheek, M. [11757], Cameroon K000673259
    Mar 1, 2010 Etuge, M. [5121], Cameroon K000673260
    Mar 1, 2010 Darbyshire, I. [274], Cameroon K000673236
    Jul 1, 2007 Tchiengue, B. [2271], Cameroon K000461040
    Jan 1, 2002 Cable, S. [3434], Cameroon K000025289
    Jan 1, 2002 Cable, S. [2880], Cameroon K000025290
    Jan 1, 2002 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1491], Cameroon K000025291
    Gossweiler, J. [601] K000412554 isosyntype
    Welwitsch [4744], Angola K000412553 isosyntype
    Welwitsch [4745], Angola K000412552 isosyntype
    Don, G. [s.n.], Sierra Leone K000232538 syntype
    Heudelot [82], Sierra Leone K000232539 syntype

    First published in W.J.Hooker, Niger Fl.: 399 (1849)

    Accepted by

    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • 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.
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • 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.
    • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
    • 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.
    • Lebrun, J.P. (1973). Énumération des plantes vasculaires du Sénégal: 1-209. Maisons Alfort: Institut d'élevage et de médecine vétérinaire des pays tropicaux.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Chev. Bot. 317.
    • Wernham Monogr. Sabicea 32
    • in Fl. Nigrit. 399 (1849)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • Figueiredo, E. (2007). The Rubiaceae of Cabinda (Angola) Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 154: 455-495.
    • Ruhsam, M in Ruhsam, M. (2005). Survey of all the Rubiaceae specimens at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lebrun, J.P. (1973). Énumération des plantes vasculaires du Sénégal: 1-209. Maisons Alfort: Institut d'élevage et de médecine vétérinaire des pays tropicaux.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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