Family:
Rubiaceae Juss.

Cordylostigma prolixipes (S.Moore) Groeninckx & Dessein

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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial decumbent herb (9–)15–35 cm. tall, much branched from a woody base and with many ascending flowering branches; stems rather densely shortly pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades narrowly lanceolate to narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, 1.2–3.1 cm. long, 2–5(–7) mm. wide, acute at the apex, ± rounded at the base, densely shortly pubescent above and on the midvein beneath; stipule-sheath 1–3 mm. long, divided into (1–)2–5 fimbriae, 1.2–3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences often 5-flowered, long-stalked; peduncle 4–12 cm. long, glabrous; pedicels 0.3–2 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-tube subglobose, 1.2 mm. in diameter, glabrous; lobes oblong-lanceolate, (1.2–)1.8–2.4 mm. long, glabrous or sparsely ciliate, keeled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla magenta; tube 5–6 mm. long, 0.8 mm. wide, the widened part 2–2.5 mm. long, 1–1.3 mm. wide, the throat shortly hairy within; lobes oblong, 3.2–5.5 mm. long, (1.3–)1.8–2.5 mm. wide, bluntly acute, joined for up to 1 mm. at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Style 1 mm. long; stigma 1.2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ± hemispherical, 2.2–3 mm. tall, 3–3.2 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds (immature) blackish, trigonous, ± 0.4 mm. long.
Habitat
Rocky places, bushland, grassland; 120–2400 m.
Distribution
K1 K7 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya

Cordylostigma prolixipes (S.Moore) Groeninckx & Dessein appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Kassner, T. [442], Kenya K000311696 isotype Yes
Mar 1, 1984 Jex-Blake [16], Kenya Kohautia prolixipes K000353127 No
Mar 1, 1984 Wakefield, T.G. [s.n.], Kenya Kohautia prolixipes K000353123 Yes
Jan 23, 1949 Graham, R.M. [1720], Kenya Kohautia prolixipes K000353125 No
Bally, P.R.O. [8715], Kenya Kohautia prolixipes K000353126 No
Faden, R.B. [43], Kenya Kohautia prolixipes K000353124 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 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