Manostachya Bremek.

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

Description of the genus

Woody-based herbs. Leaves sessile, linear or subulate, the upper gradually passing into bracts. Stipular sheath truncate. Inflorescence solitary or in axillary cymes arranged at many well-separated upper nodes in very open elongate spike-like inflorescences; bracteoles present. Flowers sessile or shortly pedicellate, 4-merous; calyx tube ovoid, limb tube not developed; teeth narrowly triangular; corolla tube short, obes about as long or slightly longer. Fruit a capsule subglobose, dehiscing loculicidally. Seeds few, brown, oblong, dorsiventrally compressed.

Worldwide: Three species in D.R. Congo, Malawi, Zambia, Angola and Tanzania.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
staelioides (K.Schum.) Bremek. WNw
ternifolia Martins C

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Manostachya., retrieved 8 June 2023

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