8308.010 Kraussia Harv.

Bridson, D.M. (1998) Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2)

Description of the genus

Shrubs. Leaves opposite, petiolate; blades usually drying grey to mahogany-brown, obtuse to acuminate, papery to subcoriaceous; domatia often present; stipules triangular to lanceolate. Inflorescence axillary pedunculate, usually laxly arranged with well developed pedicels; bracts and bracteoles present. Flowers (4)5-merous; calyx tube ovoid to turbinate, limb-tube very, lobes well developed; corolla tube very shortly cylindric at the base, funnel-shaped or campanulate above, densely bearded at the throat; lobes usually exceeding the tube in length, oblong-lanceolate or narrowly obovate. Fruit globose, somewhat fleshy, containing numerous red granules; calyx limb persistent. Seeds 2–6 per fruit, ± ovoid or hemispherical, usually with one flattened face, finely reticulate.

Worldwide: Four species in East Tropical Africa, South Africa and Socotra.

Mozambique: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
floribunda Harv.GI,M
kirkii (Hook.f.) BullockN
sp. A N

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Kraussia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Kraussia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Kraussia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Kraussia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Kraussia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Kraussia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1856, retrieved 4 August 2020

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