Family:
Rubiaceae Juss.

Vangueriella Verdc.

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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or small trees 2–10 m. tall or, sometimes, scandent shrubs, glabrous to densely hairy, unarmed or branches with short opposite often recurved spines
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, petiolate; stipules connate into a sheath at base, triangular or oblong, villous inside, produced into a linear or subulate subpersistent or soon deciduous appendage
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small or medium-sized in few–many-flowered dichasial axillary and opposite pubescent or rarely glabrous cymes; bracts small or scarcely developed
Morphology General Buds
Buds lanceolate or cylindrical, ± 4–8 mm. long, acute, ± obtuse, the apex filiform-apiculate, glabrous or tomentose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes developed but short, rounded-ovate, linear or linear-subulate, usually spreading, often connate at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla-tube campanulate or cylindrical, glabrous at the throat but (save in 5 species) with a ring of deflexed hairs in the middle inside; lobes oblong, usually shorter or equalling the tube or in one species filiform-apiculate and much longer
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Anthers small, half-exserted, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, glabrous or subpapillose; filaments very short
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 2-locular; style shortly exserted, cylindrical to narrowly obconic; stigmatic club coroniform or mitriform usually widened at base, rarely cylindrical, bilobed at the apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit usually comparatively large, ± didymous, containing 2 often verrucose pyrenes and crowned by the calyx-limb.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

Vangueriella Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Kew Bull. 42: 189 (1987)

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 Tropical East Africa

  • in K.B. 42: 189 (1987)

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    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