Family:
Rubiaceae Juss.

Cordylostigma obtusilobum (Hiern) Groeninckx & Dessein

This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya to NE. Tanzania.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers in lax pedunculate cymes; pedicels 2.5–15(–33) mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes narrowly lanceolate, mostly 3–4 mm long, with minutely scabrid margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla scarlet; tube 8–12 mm long, densely hairy in throat; lobes 4.5–9 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style c. 3.5 mm long; stigma not divided into lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules mostly 2–2.5 x 4–4.8 mm, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds blackish, c. 0.4 mm long.
Distribution
S3; E Kenya, E Tanzania, ?Mozambique
Ecology
Altitude c. 30 m.
Note
First record for Somalia (c. 15 km S of Goba at 0°48´S, 41°42´E).
Morphology General Habit
Annual herb up to c. 70 cm tall; stems 4-ribbed, glabrous or with minutely scabrid ribs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves linear to linear-lanceolate, 15–68 x 1–6 mm, acute, minutely scabrid; stipule sheath 1.2–2 mm long, with c. 4 unequal up to 5 mm long fimbriae

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or probably sometimes perennial erect herb 10–70 cm. tall, branched from the base; stems 4-ribbed, glabrous or the ribs scabridulous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades linear to linear-lanceolate, 1.5–6.8 cm. long, 1–3.5(–6) mm. wide, acute at the apex, narrowed to the base, scabridulous, particularly above and on the margins; stipule-sheath 1.2–2 mm. long, divided into 4 very unequal fimbriae, (0.5–)2.2–5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences lax, made up of 5–7-flowered terminal cymes augmented by 3-flowered cymes from the upper axils; peduncle (1.7–)5–9.3 cm. long; pedicels 0.25–1.5 cm. long, extending to 3.3 cm. long after flowering.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-tube subglobose, 1.5 mm. in diameter, glabrous; lobes linear-lanceolate, (0.5–)3–4(–5.5) mm. long, ± 0.8 mm. wide, keeled, scabridulous on the margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla with pale green tube (? always) and scarlet or vermilion limb; tube 0.8–1.2 cm. long, 0.7 mm. wide, the apical part 2–3 mm. long, 1.5–2.5 mm. wide, densely hairy within the throat; lobes broadly elliptic, 4.5–9 mm. long, 3–5 mm. wide, bluntly acute, joined for up to 1.5 mm. at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Style 3.5 mm. long; stigma 1.8 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule almost hemispherical, 2–2.5(–4) mm. tall, 4–4.8 mm. wide, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds blackish, subglobose or angular, ± 0.4 mm. long.
Habitat
Coarse grassland, particularly in swampy areas on black cotton soil, e.g. “mbugas”, also as a weed; 0–270 m.
Distribution
K7 T3 T6

Doubtfully present in:

Mozambique

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Cordylostigma obtusilobum (Hiern) Groeninckx & Dessein appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Forbes [358], Mozambique K000414359 Yes
Sep 1, 1974 Peter, A. [31729], Tanzania Kohautia obtusiloba K000319437 No
Mar 1, 1973 Harris, B.J. [3459], Kenya Kohautia obtusiloba K000319439 No
Dec 15, 1971 Drummond, R.B. [3760], Kenya Kohautia obtusiloba K000319432 No
Mar 1, 1952 Assent, J. [10011], Tanzania Kohautia obtusiloba K000319444 No
Nov 1, 1950 Jeffery, G.M. [250], Kenya Kohautia obtusiloba K000319430 No
Nov 1, 1950 Swynnerton, C.F.M. [206], Kenya Kohautia obtusiloba K000319425 No
Feb 1, 1949 Stuhlmann [6756], Tanzania Kohautia obtusiloba K000319448 No
Feb 1, 1949 Heinsen [123], Tanzania Kohautia obtusiloba K000319449 No
Feb 1, 1949 Hildebrandt, J.M. [1968], Kenya Kohautia obtusiloba K000319428 No
Feb 1, 1949 Napier, E.R. [6291], Kenya Kohautia obtusiloba K000319427 No
Feb 1, 1949 Whyte, A. [1902], Kenya Kohautia obtusiloba K000319426 No
Feb 1, 1949 Holst, C. [3184], Tanzania Kohautia obtusiloba K000319450 No
Feb 1, 1949 Kassner, T. [258], Kenya Kohautia obtusiloba K000319431 No
Feb 1, 1949 Hildebrandt, J.M. [2031], Kenya Kohautia obtusiloba K000319424 No
Feb 1, 1949 Johnston, H.H. [s.n.], Kenya Kohautia obtusiloba K000319429 No
Feb 1, 1945 Kirk [s.n.], Tanzania Kohautia obtusiloba K000319438 isosyntype Yes
Procter, J.E.A. [16], Tanzania Kohautia obtusiloba K000319440 No
Mgaza, C.D. [350], Tanzania Kohautia obtusiloba K000319446 No
Geilinger, W. [151], Tanzania Kohautia obtusiloba K000319451 No
Faulkner, H. [610], Tanzania Kohautia obtusiloba K000319452 No
Faden, R.B. [1261], Kenya Kohautia obtusiloba K000319436 Yes
Verdcourt, B. [3098], Tanzania Kohautia obtusiloba K000319455 No
Drummond, R.B. [3536], Tanzania Kohautia obtusiloba K000319441 No
Drummond, R.B. [3536], Tanzania Kohautia obtusiloba K000319442 No
Semsei, S.R. [3898], Tanzania Kohautia obtusiloba K000319445 No
Magogo, F.C. [805], Kenya Kohautia obtusiloba K000319433 Yes
Shabani [882], Tanzania Kohautia obtusiloba K000319456 No
Faulkner, H.G. [3483], Tanzania Kohautia obtusiloba K000319454 No
Tanner, R.E.S. [1932], Tanzania Kohautia obtusiloba K000319443 No
Faulkner, H. [810], Tanzania Kohautia obtusiloba K000319453 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [7081], Tanzania Kohautia obtusiloba K000319447 No
Adams, B.R. [14], Kenya Kohautia obtusiloba K000319434 No
Magogo, F.C. [995], Kenya Kohautia obtusiloba K000319435 No

First published in Taxon 59: 1466 (2010)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
    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

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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