1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Oldenlandia L.
      1. Oldenlandia verrucitesta Verdc.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual herb according to collector but probably perennial, with weak probably straggling glabrous quadrangular stems branched from the base.
    Leaves
    Leaves subsessile, 1–2.5 cm. x 1–6 mm., lanceolate, acute at the apex, attenuate at the base, scabrid puberulous above, ± glabrous beneath; stipule sheath c. 0.5 mm. long with 5–7 unequal fimbriae up to 1.5 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers probably isostylous in narrow rather spike-like cymes due to suppression of leaves and bracts at flowering nodes on the branches of the dichasium which well overtop the true terminal flower; 1–2 flowers at each node; pedicels 2–3 mm. long but when single flowers top reduced branches apparently up to 1.5 cm.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube c. 0.7 mm. long, subglobose, distinctly papillate; lobes c. 1 mm. long, narrowly triangular or oblong, somewhat decurrent in fruit.
    Corolla
    Corolla white; tube scarcely 2 mm. long, narrowly funnel-shaped, glabrous outside and throat not bearded; lobes c. 1 mm. long, ovate-oblong.
    Stamen and Style
    Anthers sessile, about half-exserted; style exserted, the stigmatic lobes about 1 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule depressed, usually broader than long, 1.5–3 x 1.5–3 mm., distinctly papillate, the beak slightly raised, the valves c. 0.5 mm. tall.
    Seeds
    Seeds black, ellipsoid, the longest dimension about 0.8 mm., the testa cells polygonal with straight walls and characteristic rather coarsely tuberculate reticulate lumen.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique

    Oldenlandia verrucitesta Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Torres, A.R. [5046A], Mozambique K000423887 isotype

    First published in Fl. Zambes. 5(1): 133 (1989)

    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
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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