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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria to Eritrea and Tanzania.

[FTEA]

Caryophyllaceae, W. B. Turrill. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1956

Morphology Leaves
Leaves usually narrowed into very short petioles which may be slightly connate at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx gamosepalous, with 5 or 4 lobes (sepals), with 10 or 8 main nerves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5 or 4 narrowly or broadly spathuliform, longer or shorter than the calyx, white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4–10
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary unilocular, with 3–5 free styles, alternating with the sepals when equal in number to them; ovules 1–9
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule septicidal, included in the persistent calyx, with 1–7 seeds, opening by 3–5 teeth or valves.
Morphology General Habit
Low growing, procumbent or more or less erect or ascending herbs

Native to:

Burundi, Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Uebelinia Hochst. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Flora 24(1 Intell.): 30 (1841)

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Th. C. E. Fries in Fedde Rep. 19: 81 (1923).
  • —F.T.A. 1: 140

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in Flora 24: 664 (1841)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0