Phellocalyx Bridson

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003) Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3)

Description of the genus

Shrub or small tree; branches pubescent when young. Leaves opposite, petiolate, papery, restricted to new growth at apex of branches; stipules ovate-triangular. Inflorescence solitary, terminal on short lateral branches, sessile, large. Calyx 6–8-ribbed, tube campanulate, limb entire in bud, densely covered with silky hairs within. Corolla tube short in proportion to the lobes, cylindric to funnel-shaped; lobes 8–11, narrowly oblong, spreading, overlapping to the right in. Fruit large, globular, smooth, 1-locular, calyx limb caducous; pericarp thick. Seeds numerous, embedded in pulpy placental tissue; testa very thin, finely rugulose; endosperm entire, horny.

Worldwide: One species in southern, tropical and east Africa.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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vollesenii BridsonS

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Phellocalyx
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Phellocalyx., retrieved 23 September 2023

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