1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Chamaepentas Bremek.
      1. Chamaepentas hindsioides (K.Schum.) Kårehed & B.Bremer

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Woody herb 0.5–1.8 m. tall; stems erect or trailing, with crisped whitish or purple-brown hairs above, glabrescent below.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades ovate-lanceolate, elliptic or narrowly rhomboid, 3.3–11 cm. long, 1.2–4.5 cm. wide, acute or somewhat acuminate at the apex, cuneate at the base, glabrous to shortly adpressed hairy above and densely hairy beneath on the midrib; petiole 0.5–2.3 cm. long; stipules with 2–5 linear setae up to 2–5 mm. long, the colleters conspicuous, orange or white, 0.5 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences ± 15-flowered, consisting of terminal cymes, each with 2–5 pedicellate flowers subumbellately arranged; pedicels 1.5–3(–7) mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers white or tinged faint purplish, sweet smelling.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube 3–4 mm. long, 2–3.5 mm. wide, glabrous to densely hairy; lobes either linear-spathulate to oblanceolate, 0.8–2 cm. long (rarely only 2.5–6 mm. long) with the spathulate portion ± 0.6–1.3 cm. long, 2–5 mm. wide, or all subequal, subulate, 3–4 mm. long, 0.5 mm. wide, or a mixture of both, all densely hairy.
    Corolla
    Corolla-tube 2.7–4.5(–5.5) cm. long, 1–3 mm. wide basally, dilating to 2–3.8 mm. for an apical 8 mm.; lobes elliptic or ovate-oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 0.6–1.2 cm. long, 2–5 mm. wide, glabrous to densely hairy outside and with the throat-hairs extending over the extreme bases.
    Stamens
    Stamens totally included.
    Pistil
    Style exserted for 0–3 mm., minutely tomentose; stigma 1.7–3 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit 6.5–10 mm. long, 5–9 mm. wide, glabrous to hairy.
    Seeds
    Seeds very numerous, ± 1 mm. long.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Chamaepentas hindsioides (K.Schum.) Kårehed & B.Bremer appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 1, 1974 Peter, A. [55743], Tanzania Pentas hindsioides K000319688
    Faulkner, H. [0859], Tanzania Pentas hindsioides K000319682
    Peter, A. [55812], Tanzania Pentas hindsioides K000319686
    Peter, A. [55741], Tanzania Pentas hindsioides K000319687
    Borhidi, A. [84888], Tanzania Pentas hindsioides K000319683
    s.coll. [10], Tanzania Pentas hindsioides K000319690

    First published in Taxon 56: 1075 (2007)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    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 2020. 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 2020. 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