1. Family: Gentianaceae Juss.
    1. Sebaea Sol. ex R.Br.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Assam, Africa, Australasia and Yemen..

    [FZ]

    Gentianaceae, J. Paiva & I. Nogueira. Flora Zambesiaca 7:4. 1990

    Habit
    Annual or perennial (rarely parasitic) erect, procumbent or dwarf herbs.
    Stem
    Stems simple or branched, terete to somewhat tetragonous, usually more or less 4-ridged or winged.
    Leaves
    Leaves well-developed or reduced and scale-like, petiolate or sessile.
    Flowers
    Flowers 4–5-merous, terminal, solitary or in cymes.
    Calyx
    Calyx 4–5-lobed, almost free or forming a short tube; lobes lanceolate to ovate or obovate, keeled or winged, papillose or scabrid on the keels.
    Corolla
    Corolla tube cylindric or funnel-shaped, with 4–5(6) lobes.
    Stamens
    Stamens 4–5(6); filaments filiform inserted at the sinuses of the corolla or in the tube; anthers oblong, exserted or included, without or with 1 apical gland, without or with 1–2 basal glands.
    Pistil
    Ovary ovoid, obovoid or almost globose, bilocular; ovules numerous; style filiform, long or short, exserted or included, sometimes with middle or basal swelling; stigma capitate, clavate more or less bilobed.
    Fruits
    Capsule ovoid or obovoid, membranous or coriaceous, septicidally bivalved.
    Seeds
    Seeds minute, very numerous, cubical, ridged or frilled.
    [FTEA]

    Gentianaceae, Sileshi Nemomissa. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2002

    Habit
    Annual or perennial herbs, rarely parasitic or saprophytic
    Stem
    Stem erect or procumbent, simple or branched from the base, usually 4-angled, angles smooth, winged or not; sometimes with highly congested internodes
    Leaves
    Leaves well developed or extremely reduced and scale-like (in saprophytic and parasitic taxa), opposite, sessile, shortly petiolate or amplexicaul
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal, flowers solitary or cymose, sometimes dichotomously or dichasially branched
    Flowers
    Flowers pedicellate, 4–5-merous, sometimes heterostylous, regular
    Calyx
    Calyx lobes free to the base or sometimes forming a short tube, linear-lanceolate to ovate or obovate, dorsally winged; wings scabrid-denticulate, acute
    Corolla
    Corolla contorted in bud; tube funnel-shaped or cylindric; lobes ovate, obovate or elliptic
    Stamens
    Filaments inserted on the corolla tube or in the sinuses of the corolla lobes; anthers often oblong, exserted or included, with or without 1 stipitate apical and two minute basal glands
    Pistil
    Ovary ovoid or obovoid or ± globose, bilocular; style exserted or included, often with swelling (secondary stigma) at the base or middle of its length, or long or short in the same taxon; stigma capitate or clavate, bilobed or entire
    Fruits
    Capsule ovoid or obovoid, membranous or coriaceous, bivalved, dehiscence septicidal
    Seeds
    Seeds minute, numerous, surface pitted, ± slightly reticulate or with ridge-like outgrowths.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Assam, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Congo, Ethiopia, Free State, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Socotra, South Australia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tasmania, Uganda, Victoria, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Sebaea Sol. ex R.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne-Redhead, E. [8483], Tanzania 11162.000
    Milne-Redhead, E. [9835], Tanzania 9881.000

    First published in Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland.: 451 (1810)

    Accepted by

    • Kissling, J. (2012). Taxonomy of Exochaenium and Lagenias: two resurrected genera of Tribe Exaceae (Gentianaceae) Systematic Botany 37: 238-253.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 4, 1: 546.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Prodr.: 451 (1810).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Marais in Bothalia 7: 464 (1961)
    • A.W. Hill in K.B. 1908: 317 (1908)
    • in Bull. Herb. Boiss., sér.2, 6: 714 (1906)
    • Schinz in Mitt. Geogr. Ges. Lübeck 17: 125 (1903)
    • Gilg in E. & P.Pf. 4 (2): 64 (1895) (including Belmontia and Lagenia)
    • G.P. 2: 804 (1876) (including Belmontia)
    • D.C., Prodr. 9: 52 (1845) (including Belmontia and Exochaenium)
    • Griseb., Gen. Sp. Gent.: 164 (1839)
    • Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl.: 451 (1810)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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