Kohautia sp.

Oldenlandia sp. by Michael Plagens

The flower stalks seen at Voi, Kenya. May 2017.

LEAVES: The leaves are linear, shaped like grass leaves with pointed tip. They are arranged opposite on the stems and there are stipule sheathes around the stem.

HERB: The above ground portions are wirey and entirely herbaceous. The specimen shown was about 40 cm tall.

FLOWERS: The white flowers with four petals and a long slender tube imply htat this one is pollinated by a moth at night.

RANGE: There are numerous similar species, distributed through most of tropical Africa and Asia.



Kohautia sp. by Michael Plagens Kohautia sp. by Michael Plagens

Rubiaceae -- Coffee Family

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Kenya Natural History

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