Family:
Rubiaceae Juss.

Valantia L.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia to W. Asia and NE. Tropical Africa.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1–4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs Small genus of about four species from the Canary Is in the west aross the Mediterranean Region and to Iran in the east.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in whorls of 4 (including leaf-like stipules), sessile or almost so
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in short axillary 3-flowered cymes, the central flower bisexual with 4-merous corolla, the lateral flowers male with 3-merous corolla; peduncles and pedicels deflexed between leaves, becoming enlarged and encircling fruit, with bristles or hooks on outside
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx obsolete
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla cup-shaped to rotate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 2-celled with 1 ovule in each cell; style 2-fid with capitate stigmas
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit dry, of 2 parts (mericarps) or 1 mericarp aborted

Native to:

Albania, Algeria, Baleares, Canary Is., Corse, Cyprus, Djibouti, East Aegean Is., Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Gulf States, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Portugal, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, Yemen, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Bermuda, Trinidad-Tobago

Valantia L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1051 (1753)

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 Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. 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