1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Temnocalyx Robyns
      1. Temnocalyx nodulosa Robyns

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree (2–)3–6 m. tall, with mostly rather thick gnarled often lichen-covered grey branchlets; leafing shoots with congested nodes, the youngest parts with dense ± ferruginous curled hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades ovate-oblong, 3.3–8 cm. long, 2.2–6.5 cm. wide, very shortly acuminate to a blunt apex, rounded at the base, drying slightly discolorous, sparsely hairy above and on the venation beneath, also with tuft-domatia in some of the nerve-axils beneath; petiole 2–3 mm. long, hairy; stipules 4–7 mm. long, with appendage 2–3 mm. long, densely hairy.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 0.8–2.5 cm. long, shortly hairy.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube 2.5 mm. long, glabrous.
    Corolla
    Corolla yellow, glabrous outside and inside; tube 2.5 cm. long, 0.7 cm. wide near apex, widening to 1–1.5 cm. near the base; lobes 7–8(–10) mm. long, 3.5–4(–5) mm. wide.
    Stigma
    Stigmatic club ± 4 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit ± 1 cm. diameter.
    Figures
    Figs 131/2, 19, p. 752; 132/1, p. 754 & 133.
    Habitat
    Bamboo thicket, margins of Hagenia, Olea and Podocarpus forest; 1200–2850 m.
    Distribution
    T7 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Temnocalyx nodulosa Robyns appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Apr 1, 1925 Stolz, A. [2429], Tanzania K000286824
    Apr 1, 1925 Stolz, A. [2429], Tanzania K000286825
    Apr 1, 1925 Stolz, A. [2296], Tanzania K000286831 isosyntype
    Apr 1, 1925 Stolz, A. [2296], Tanzania K000286832 Unknown type material
    Davies, R.M. [1], Tanzania K000286830
    Stolz, A. [2515], Tanzania K000286828
    Stolz, A. [2515], Tanzania K000286829
    St. Clair-Thompson, G.W. [901], Tanzania K000286826
    St. Clair-Thompson, G.W. [901], Tanzania K000286827

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 11: 318 (1928)

    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
    • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 42, fig 2/H–K (1987).
    • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 36: 533 (1981)
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 533 (1949).
    • Robyns in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 11: 318 (1928).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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