1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Phylohydrax Puff

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Coastal Tanzania to S. Africa, Madagascar.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Prostrate succulent perennial herbs confined to the littoral zone.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile, ovate-oblong to linear-lanceolate, decussate, closely imbricated on short flowering shoots; stipule sheath cupular, adnate to the petioles, with 1–2 short setae or up to 8 very small processes.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary, axillary, hermaphrodite, heterostylous.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube oblong-ovoid, 4-angled; limb irregularly lobed, lacerate or with 2–4 indistinct triangular lobes.
    Corolla
    Corolla somewhat fleshy; tube funnel-shaped, hairy inside for upper half; lobes 4, valvate, ovate to elliptic-lanceolate.
    Stamens
    Filaments filiform; anthers linear, exserted.
    Disc
    Disk fleshy.
    Pistil
    Ovary bilocular; ovules solitary in each locule, attached near the base of the septum; style filiform, ± glabrous or papillate; stigma lobes linear, exserted.
    Fruits
    Fruit indehiscent, small, ellipsoid to oblong-ovoid, compressed, smooth or finely ribbed when dry, 1 -2-locular, 1 -2-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds linear-oblong, dorsally convex, or ± angular, ventrally ± flat or rounded but not grooved; testa minutefy granular; endosperm cartilaginous.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania

    Phylohydrax Puff appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Pl. Syst. Evol. 154: 362 (1986)

    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 Zambesiaca
    • in Pl. Syst. Evol.154: 343 (1986).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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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/
    © 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