1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Tennantia Verdc.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Somalia to E. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Unarmed shrubs
    Leaves
    Leaves and flowers borne on lateral abbreviated cushion-shoots
    Stipules
    Stipules narrowly triangular, keeled
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences sessile at the ends of short shoots, ± 5-flowered, bracteate, the bracts presumably of stipular origin derived from suppressed internodes; pedicels obsolete; often flowering when leaves are very young
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube cup-shaped, with limb-tube of equal length; lobes 5–6, ovate, separated by quite narrow sinuses
    Corolla
    Corolla almost rotate, the tube very short; lobes oblong, much exceeding the tube
    Stamens
    Anthers linear-oblong, apiculate, inserted at the throat in sinuses of corolla; filaments very short
    Pistil
    Ovary subglobose or obconic, 2-locular; ovules 3(–4) per locule, arranged laterally on each placenta; style clavate, gradually narrowed from base to apex, winged, not divisible into two parts until very mature
    Fruits
    Fruit small, globose, crowned with the persistent funnel-shaped calyx-limb
    Seeds
    Seeds segment-shaped, angular, notched at middle on inner straight margin; testa glossy with very faint plane reticulation.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

    Tennantia Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 36: 511 (1981)

    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.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in K.B. 36: 511 (1981)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    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/
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    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/
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