1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Bullockia (Bridson) Razafim., Lantz & B.Bremer
      1. Bullockia pseudosetiflora (Bridson) Razafim., Lantz & B.Bremer

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to E. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub 1–3 m. tall; young branches covered with dark grey bark, often with conspicuous lenticels, covered with pale crisped or occasionally patent hairs when young.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades paired or rarely in threes, light green when dry, oblong-elliptic or occasionally broadly oblong-elliptic, 0.6–3.3 cm. long, 0.4–2.4 cm. wide, acute to obtuse and sometimes apiculate at apex; obtuse to rounded or occasionally subcordate at base, pubescent or glabrescent with pubescent nerves above, pubescent beneath; lateral nerves in 3–4(–5) main pairs; tertiary nerves obscure; domatia absent or inconspicuous; petiole 1–3 mm. long, pubescent; stipules triangular at base with a linear somewhat decurrent lobe, 2–4 mm. long, pubescent outside.
    Flowers
    Flowers 5-merous. Functionally ♂ flowers borne in subsessile to pedunculate 1–6-flowered subumbellate cymes; peduncles 1–4(–6) mm., pubescent; pedicels 1–3(–5) mm. long; calyx-tube reduced and sparsely pubescent; limb lobed almost to base; lobes linear to spathulate, 0.5–1.5 mm. long, sparsely pubescent; corolla yellowish or greenish white, readily caducous; tube 1.25–1.75 mm. long, with a ring of deflexed hairs at throat inside; lobes triangular-ovate, 1–1.25 mm. long, ± 1 mm. wide at base, sparsely hairy towards apex outside, acute and thickened at apex, typically erect or occasionally patent; anthers exserted but almost sessile; style ± equalling corolla-tube. Functionally ♀ flowers solitary; pedicels 3–9 mm. long; calyx-tube 1.5–2 mm. long, densely pubescent; lobes 1–2 mm. long; anthers very slightly smaller than in ♂; stigmatic knob slightly larger than in ♂, 0.5 mm. long, 0.75 mm. wide.
    Male
    Functionally ♂ flowers borne in subsessile to pedunculate 1–6-flowered subumbellate cymes; peduncles 1–4(–6) mm., pubescent; pedicels 1–3(–5) mm. long; calyx-tube reduced and sparsely pubescent; limb lobed almost to base; lobes linear to spathulate, 0.5–1.5 mm. long, sparsely pubescent; corolla yellowish or greenish white, readily caducous; tube 1.25–1.75 mm. long, with a ring of deflexed hairs at throat inside; lobes triangular-ovate, 1–1.25 mm. long, ± 1 mm. wide at base, sparsely hairy towards apex outside, acute and thickened at apex, typically erect or occasionally patent; anthers exserted but almost sessile; style ± equalling corolla-tube.
    Female
    Functionally ♀ flowers solitary; pedicels 3–9 mm. long; calyx-tube 1.5–2 mm. long, densely pubescent; lobes 1–2 mm. long; anthers very slightly smaller than in ♂; stigmatic knob slightly larger than in ♂, 0.5 mm. long, 0.75 mm. wide.
    Fruits
    Fruit yellow, laterally  flattened, broadly obovoid, 0.8–1.1 cm. long and wide, indented at apex or not, glabrescent to sparsely pubescent; calyx-lobes persistent; pedicel lengthening to 0.6–1.2 cm.; pyrene obovoid, flattened on ventral face, 0.9 mm. long, 0.5 mm. wide, slightly rugulose with an apical shallow crest.
    Figures
    Figs. 132/21, p. 754 & 157.
    Habitat
    Acacia, Commiphora bushland, mixed scrub often amongst granite rocks; 720–2000 m.
    Distribution
    K1 K2 K3 K6 T2 U1

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

    Bullockia pseudosetiflora (Bridson) Razafim., Lantz & B.Bremer appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Verdcourt, B. [766], Uganda 850.000
    Gillett, J.B [14096], Kenya K000311648 holotype
    Gillett, J.B [14096], Kenya K000311649 holotype
    s.coll. [s.n.], Tanzania 27991.000

    First published in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 96: 175 (2009)

    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