Fadogia luangwae Verdc.

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Status: Native
Suffrutescent herb 10–16 cm tall, with 3–4 slender hairy stems from a woody rootstock.Leaves in whorls of 3, concolorous, blades 1.2–3 × 0.5–0.9 cm, narrowly obovate (basal whorl) to oblanceolate or elliptic-oblanceolate, rounded to subacute at the apex, gradually narrowed to the base, appressed velvety grey pubescent on both sides so that surface is not visible save in lowest whorl when pubescence is sparser; lateral nerves in 3–4 pairs, obscure; petiole 2–3 mm long; stipules 1.5 mm long, acuminate.Cymes 1–3-flowered, sessile; pedicels 3–4 mm long, grey pubescent.Calyx densely pubescent; tube 2.5 mm long, very shortly toothed.Corolla yellow; tube 6 mm long, 2.5 mm wide, narrowed at both ends, glabrous save for pubescence near the apex; lobes 5 × 1.8 mm, narrowly lanceolate-triangular, spreading pubescent outside.Anthers exserted 1.5 mm; style exserted 1 mm; pollen presenter 1.5 mm long, obconic.Fruit not known.
From FZ, Vol 5, Part 2, (1998) Author: D. Bridson
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Notes: Known only from the above specimen
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Habitat: Hill miombo woodland
Altitude range: 800 m (approx)
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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Content last updated: Tuesday 22 August 2017

Bridson, D.M. (1998). Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2) Page 274.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Fadogia luangwae.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=202430, retrieved 22 April 2024

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