1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Galiniera Delile
      1. Galiniera saxifraga (Hochst.) Bridson

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.

    [FZ]

    Rubiaceae, D.M.Bridson & B.Verdcourt. Flora Zambesiaca 5:3. 2003

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree 1.8–14 m tall; young branches ± round, glabrous to densely pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaf blades 5.5–20 × 2–8 cm, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, acuminate at apex, cuneate at base, membranous, glabrous above, glabrous to sparsely pubescent with densely pubescent nerves beneath; nerves red beneath; domatia conspicuous or obscure; petioles 0.6–1.8 cm long, glabrous or sparsely pubescent; stipules 0.5–1 cm long, triangular, acuminate or ± abruptly lobed.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence cymose, ± compact; peduncle 5–20 mm long, glabrous to pubescent; pedicels 2–4 mm long, sparsely to densely pubescent; bracts and bracteoles small.
    Calyx
    Calyx sparsely to densely pubescent; tube c. 1 mm long; limb 0.25–0.5 mm long, divided nearly to base into acute triangular lobes.
    Corolla
    Corolla waxy-white often tinged pink or red; tube very short, scarcely exceeding 1 mm long, hairy within; lobes 0.5–1 × 0.25–0.4 cm, ovate, obtuse.
    Fruits
    Fruit 7.5–9 mm in diameter, red or purple-brown.
    Seeds
    Seeds 4–5 mm long, dark reddish-brown, longitudinally striated then finely reticulate; endosperm deeply ruminate.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree 1.8–14 m. tall; young branches ± terete, glabrous to densely pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 5.5–20 cm. long, 2–8 cm. wide, acuminate at apex, cuneate at base, chartaceous, glabrous above, glabrous to sparsely pubescent with densely pubescent nerves beneath; nerves red beneath; domatia conspicuous or obscure; petioles 0.6–1.8 cm. long, glabrous or sparsely pubescent; stipules triangular, 0.5–1 cm. long, acuminate or ± abruptly lobed.
    Inflorescences
    Cymes ± compact; peduncle 0.5–2 cm. long, glabrous to pubescent; pedicels 2–4 mm. long, sparsely to densely pubescent; bracts and bracteoles small.
    Calyx
    Calyx sparsely to densely pubescent; tube ± 1 mm. long; limb 0.25–0.5 mm. long, divided nearly to base into acute triangular lobes.
    Corolla
    Corolla waxy white, often tinged pink or red; tube very short, scarcely exceeding 1 mm. long, hairy within; lobes ovate, 0.5–1 cm. long, 2.5–4 mm. wide, obtuse.
    Fruits
    Fruit red or purple-brown, 7.5–9 mm. in diameter, dull.
    Seeds
    Seeds dark reddish brown, 4–5 mm. long, finely reticulate; endosperm longitudinally deeply ruminate.
    Figures
    Fig. 119.
    Habitat
    Forest; (760–)1700–3000 m.
    Distribution
    K3 K4 K5 K6 T2 T3 T4 T6 T7 U1 U2 U3 U4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

    Galiniera saxifraga (Hochst.) Bridson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Ash [1474], Ethiopia Galiniera coffeoides 35698.000
    Schimper [863], Ethiopia Galiniera coffeoides K000419929
    Schimper [863], Ethiopia Galiniera coffeoides K000419930
    Schimper [1586], Ethiopia Galiniera coffeoides K000419931
    Schimper [1586], Ethiopia Galiniera coffeoides K000419932

    First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Rubiac.(2): 696 (1988)

    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.
    • 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

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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/
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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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