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

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

    [FZ]

    Rubiaceae, D. Bridson. Flora Zambesiaca 5:2. 1998

    Habit
    Scandent shrub 1–4 m tall; young branches covered with dark greyish bark, not conspicuously marked with lenticels, densely covered with upwardly directed straw-coloured, golden or rust-coloured hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaf blades greenish when dry, 1.2–6.5 × 0.6–3.4 cm, elliptic, oblong-elliptic or sometimes broadly elliptic, acute to obtuse and apiculate at apex, obtuse to rounded at base, glabrescent to pubescent beneath, with hairs more dense on nerves beneath, upper surface sparsely pubescent to glabrescent or rarely glabrous save for midrib; lateral nerves in (3)4(5) main pairs; tertiary nerves obscure; domatia absent or inconspicuous; petiole 1–2 mm long, pubescent; stipules 2–5 mmlong, triangular at the base with a somewhat decurrent lobe, pubescent outside.
    Flowers
    Flowers (4)5(6)-merous: functionally male flowers borne in subsessile to pedunculate 2–12-flowered subumbellate cymes, functionally female flowers solitary or occasionally paired; peduncles 1–5 mm long, pubescent; pedicels 1–4 mm long in functionally male flowers and 1.5–8 mm long in functionally female flowers, pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube 1.5–2 mm long and densely pubescent in functionally female flowers, reduced and rather sparsely pubescent in functionally male flowers; limb lobed almost to the base; lobes linear to spathulate, 0.5–3 mm long in functionally male flowers and 1.5–3 mm long in functionally female flowers.
    Corolla
    Corolla yellowish-green to cream; tube 1.5–2 mm long in functionally male flowers and 1–1.25 mm long in functionally female flowers, with a ring of deflexed hairs at the throat; lobes 1 mm long, 0.75–1 mm wide at base, triangular-ovate, sparsely pubescent toward the apex outside, acute and thickened at the apex, erect or spreading.
    Anthers
    Anthers exserted, but almost sessile, somewhat larger in functionally male flowers.
    Style
    Style ± equalling corolla tube.
    Pollen presenter
    Pollen presenter larger in functionally female flowers, up to 0.75 mm long and wide.
    Fruits
    Fruit yellow, or turning black when mature, 7–12× 7–12 mm, broadly obovoid, flattened, scarcely indented at the apex, pubescent; calyx lobes persistent; pedicel lengthening to 6–12 mm.
    Pyrene
    Pyrene 8 × 4 mm, obovoid with ventral face flattened, slightly rugulose; apical crest slightly defined.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Scandent shrub 1–4 m. tall; young branches covered with dark greyish bark, not conspicuously marked with lenticels, densely covered with upwardly directed straw-coloured, golden or rust-coloured hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades greenish when dry, elliptic, oblong-elliptic or sometimes broadly elliptic, 1.2–6.5 cm. long, 0.6–3.4 cm. wide, acute to obtuse and apiculate at apex, obtuse to rounded at base, sparsely pubescent to glabrescent or rarely glabrous save for midrib above, glabrescent to pubescent beneath, with denser hairs on nerves beneath; lateral nerves in (3–)4(–5) main pairs; tertiary nerves obscure; domatia absent or inconspicuous; petiole 1–2 mm. long, pubescent; stipules triangular at base with a somewhat decurrent linear lobe 2–5 mm. long, pubescent outside.
    Flowers
    Flowers (4–)5(–6)-merous. Functionally ♀ flowers solitary or occasionally paired; pedicels 1.5–8 mm. long; calyx-tube 1.5–2 mm. long, densely pubescent; lobes 1.5–3 mm. long; corolla as ♂ but tube 1–1.25 mm. long; anthers somewhat smaller; stigmatic knob somewhat bigger, 0.75 mm. long and wide. Functionally ♂ flowers borne in subsessile to pedunculate, 2–12-flowered, subumbellate cymes; peduncles 1–5 mm. long, pubescent; pedicels 1–4 mm. long, pubescent; calyx-tube reduced and rather sparsely pubescent; limb lobed almost to base; lobes linear to spathulate, 0.5–3 mm. long; corolla yellowish green to cream; tube 1.5–2 mm. long, with a ring of deflexed hairs at throat inside; lobes triangular-ovate, 1 mm. long, 0.75–1 mm. wide at base, sparsely pubescent towards apex outside, acute and thickened at apex, erect or spreading; anthers exserted but almost sessile; style ± equalling corolla-tube.
    Male
    Functionally ♂ flowers borne in subsessile to pedunculate, 2–12-flowered, subumbellate cymes; peduncles 1–5 mm. long, pubescent; pedicels 1–4 mm. long, pubescent; calyx-tube reduced and rather sparsely pubescent; limb lobed almost to base; lobes linear to spathulate, 0.5–3 mm. long; corolla yellowish green to cream; tube 1.5–2 mm. long, with a ring of deflexed hairs at throat inside; lobes triangular-ovate, 1 mm. long, 0.75–1 mm. wide at base, sparsely pubescent towards apex outside, acute and thickened at apex, erect or spreading; anthers exserted but almost sessile; style ± equalling corolla-tube.
    Female
    Functionally ♀ flowers solitary or occasionally paired; pedicels 1.5–8 mm. long; calyx-tube 1.5–2 mm. long, densely pubescent; lobes 1.5–3 mm. long; corolla as ♂ but tube 1–1.25 mm. long; anthers somewhat smaller; stigmatic knob somewhat bigger, 0.75 mm. long and wide.
    Fruits
    Fruit yellow, or turning black when mature, flattened, broadly obovoid, 0.7–1.2 cm. long, and wide, scarcely indented at apex, pubescent; calyx-lobes persistent; pedicel lengthening to 0.6–1.2 cm.; pyrene obovoid, flattened on ventral face, 8 mm. long, 4 mm. wide, slightly rugulose; apical crest slightly defined.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Wild, H. [44876], Zimbabwe 851.000
    Kirk, J. [s.n.], Mozambique K000412395 Unknown type material
    Swynnerton, C.F.M. [552], Mozambique K000412396
    Swynnerton, C.F.M. [552], Mozambique K000412397 Unknown type material
    Kindeketa, W. [197], Tanzania K000172855
    Feb 10, 1992 Robertson, S.A. [72], Kenya Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318772
    Feb 10, 1992 Luke, W.R.Q. [2808], Kenya Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318773
    Feb 10, 1992 Luke, W.R.Q. [1734], Kenya Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318776
    Jan 1, 1992 Robertson, S.A. [42], Kenya Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318771
    Jan 1, 1986 Drummond, R.B. [3556], Tanzania Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318788
    Jan 1, 1986 Drummond, R.B. [1928], Tanzania Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318801
    Jan 1, 1986 Faulkner, H.G. [1803], Tanzania Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318789
    Jan 1, 1986 Peter, A. [56042], Tanzania Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318779
    Jan 1, 1986 Peter, A. [56046], Tanzania Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318780
    Jan 1, 1986 Peter, A. [55954], Tanzania Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318781
    Jan 1, 1986 Peter, A. [56177], Tanzania Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318782
    Jan 1, 1986 Peter, A. [55616], Tanzania Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318783
    Jan 1, 1986 Wingfield, R. [4025], Tanzania Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318794
    Jan 1, 1986 Schlieben, H.J. [3323], Tanzania Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318803
    Jan 1, 1986 Faden, A.J. [675], Kenya Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318774
    Jan 1, 1986 Welch, J.R. [284], Tanzania Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318798
    Jan 1, 1986 Stahlman [6690], Tanzania Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318805
    Nov 1, 1982 Robertson, S.A. [506], Tanzania Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318795
    Nov 1, 1982 Shabani [656], Tanzania Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318786
    Nov 1, 1982 Welch, J.R. [206], Tanzania Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318793
    Nov 1, 1982 Vollesen, K.B. [3835], Tanzania Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318796
    Nov 1, 1982 Zimmermann, A. [6113], Tanzania Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318790
    Nov 1, 1982 s.coll. [1405], Tanzania Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318787
    Sep 1, 1960 Eggeling, W.J. [6355], Tanzania Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318802
    Jul 1, 1960 Semsei, S.R. [1518], Tanzania Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318799
    Jul 1, 1960 Semsei, S.R. [1505], Tanzania Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318800
    Robertson, S.A. [222], Kenya Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318777
    Robertson, S.A. [222], Kenya Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318778
    Polhill, E. [4842], Kenya Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318775
    Archbold, M.E. [2710], Tanzania Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318784
    Archbold, M.E. [2774], Tanzania Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318785
    Mwasumbi, L.B. [13872], Tanzania Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318804
    Hawthorne, W. [890], Tanzania Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318797
    Nevers, G. de [3297], Tanzania Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318791
    Nevers, G. de [3244], Tanzania Canthium setiflorum subsp. telidosma K000318792

    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 Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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