Sabicea Aubl.

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

Description of the genus

Lianes, straggling shrubs or sometimes scarcely woody climbers. Leaves opposite, petiolate; stipules shortly sheathing; limbs entire or emarginate, often comparatively large. Inflorescence small or medium sized, in sessile several- to many-flowered panicles; bracts often conspicuous, sometimes forming an involucre. Calyx tube ellipsoid-oblong, lobes often well developed; corolla usually ± white; tube mostly narrowly cylindric, lobes small, valvate. Fruit berries globose, many-seeded, fleshy. Seeds irregularly ovoid, compressed, mostly angular.

Worldwide: Over 130 species in tropical America and tropical Africa and Madagascar.

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
dinklagei K.Schum. B,N,W,CNw,Lp,C,W
gilletii De Wild. WNw
venosa Benth.WNw

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Wikipedia: Sabicea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sabicea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sabicea

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Sabicea., retrieved 11 August 2022

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