1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Vangueriella Verdc.
      1. Vangueriella rhamnoides (Hiern) Verdc.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is South Sudan, Uganda, DR Congo, N. Angola.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Straggling slender shrub or scandent, 3–3.6(–9) m. tall; branches in whorls of 3 and said to bear rather stout spines in whorls of 3; branchlets chestnut-brown, lenticellate, ± longitudinally ridged, with ± adpressed bristly hairs but soon glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves ? paired or in whorls of 3; blades oblong, 6–15 or more cm. long, 3–9 cm. wide, sharply acuminate at the apex, rounded to truncate at the base, with rather sparse short stiff hairs above, finely adpressed pubescent beneath particularly on the raised venation; petiole 5–8 mm. long, adpressed hairy; stipule-bases triangular with ± thin margins, 3–4 mm. long, with subulate appendage 5–7.5 mm. long, eventually deciduous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary ± many-flowered distichous cymes; peduncle ± 5 mm. long; pedicels 4–6 mm. long, lengthening and becoming much thicker in fruit, all axes adpressed pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube campanulate, 1.5 mm. long, adpressed pubescent; lobes linear-lanceolate, 2–2.5 mm. long, thin.
    Corolla
    Corolla not seen.
    Disc
    Disk depressed hemispherical.
    Ovary
    Ovary 2-locular.
    Fruits
    Ripe fruits compressed, bilobed, up to 2 cm. wide (fide collector), 1.6 cm. long and wide when dry, on pedicels up to 3 cm. long, bluntly warted in dry state due to rugae on pyrenes. Immature fruits subglobose, ± 8 mm. diameter, crowned with persistent calyx-lobes, with few obscure scattered hairs.
    Figures
    Figs. 132/13, p. 754 & 148.
    Habitat
    Evergreen forest; 1050–1170 m.
    Distribution
    U2 U4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Sudan, Uganda, Zaïre

    Vangueriella rhamnoides (Hiern) Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1983 Welwitsch [5350], Angola K000412089 Unknown type material

    First published in Kew Bull. 42: 197 (1987)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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
    • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 42: 197 (1987).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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