1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Bullockia (Bridson) Razafim., Lantz & B.Bremer
      1. Bullockia dyscritos (Bullock) Razafim., Lantz & 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
    Small often compact shrubs 0.5–3 m. tall; bark grey; young stems covered with yellowish rusty hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades brown when dry, broadly oblong-elliptic, 1–2.8 cm. long, 0.5–1.8 cm. wide, obtuse to rounded or, occasionally, emarginate at apex, rounded at base, somewhat coriaceous, glabrous, sparsely hairy on midrib beneath or pubescent overall beneath; lateral nerves in 3–4 main pairs; tertiary nerves obscure; domatia present as small tufts of hair in the nerve-axils; petioles 1–2 mm. long, pubescent or glabrous beneath and pubescent above; stipules triangular at base, gradually or abruptly tapering to a linear decurrent lobe, 3–5 mm. long, glabrous.
    Flowers
    Flowers 5-merous. Functionally ♀ flowers solitary; calyx-tube 0.75 mm. long. Functionally ♂ flowers borne in up to 8-flowered sessile umbels; pedicels 4–6 mm. long, glabrous; calyx-tube reduced; limb divided to base into triangular-acute or subulate lobes ± 0.5 mm. long, glabrous; corolla-tube ± 1.5 mm. long, with a ring of deflexed hairs at throat inside; lobes erect, triangular-ovate, 1.25 mm. long, ± 1 mm. wide at base, acute, thickened at apex; anthers exserted but subsessile; style ± as long as corolla-tube; stigmatic knob subglobose.
    Male
    Functionally ♂ flowers borne in up to 8-flowered sessile umbels; pedicels 4–6 mm. long, glabrous; calyx-tube reduced; limb divided to base into triangular-acute or subulate lobes ± 0.5 mm. long, glabrous; corolla-tube ± 1.5 mm. long, with a ring of deflexed hairs at throat inside; lobes erect, triangular-ovate, 1.25 mm. long, ± 1 mm. wide at base, acute, thickened at apex; anthers exserted but subsessile; style ± as long as corolla-tube; stigmatic knob subglobose.
    Female
    Functionally ♀ flowers solitary; calyx-tube 0.75 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit not known.
    Habitat
    Rocks, roadside banks and grazed eroded areas; 750–1330 m.
    Distribution
    K4 K7 T2 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Gardner, H.M. [3000], Kenya K000311652 Unknown type material
    Nov 1, 1985 Muasya, J. [701], Kenya Canthium dyscriton K000353062
    Aug 1, 1982 Gilbert, M.G. [6102], Kenya Canthium dyscriton K000353061

    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
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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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