1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Oldenlandia L.
      1. Oldenlandia densa Neupane & N.Wikstr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zambia.

    [FZ]

    Rubiaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora Zambesiaca 5:1. 1989

    Habit
    Branched or ± unbranched slender annual herb 4–10 cm. tall, drying yellow-green, glabrous; stems 4-angled, the angles almost winged when dry.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3–12 x 0.3–1.8 mm., linear-lanceolate, narrowly acute, sessile.
    Leaf sheaths
    Stipular sheath joined to the leaf bases c. 1 mm. long with 2-several minute lobes, fimbriae 0.1–0.6 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers in terminal several-flowered dichasial cymes with diverging branches, the flowers closely placed; one truly terminal flower present between each pair of branches; rhachis almost winged in dry state.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube 0.5 mm. long, obovoid or semi-globose; lobes linear-lanceolate, equal or 2 long and 2 short, the longest 0.7–1 mm. long, becoming slightly longer in fruit with minute linear colleters between the lobes which are persistent in fruit.
    Corolla
    Corolla blue (tube looks blue and lobes yellowish in dried plant); tube just under 1 mm. long, hairy at the throat; lobes 0.8 x 0.4 mm., oblong, ± acute.
    Anthers
    Anthers blue, small, situated just below the throat, 0.25 mm. long.
    Style
    Style and 2 short minutely hairy stigmatic lobes together about 1 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule 1.2 x 1.5 mm., compressed obovoid, grooved between the locules in dry state; beak low and rounded, emarginate, the valves distinctly granulate.
    Seeds
    Seeds black, several per locule, c. 0.25 mm. long; testa cells smooth with wavy walls.

    Distribution

    Oldenlandia densa Neupane & N.Wikstr. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Taxon 64: 317 (2015)

    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.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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