1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Coddia Verdc.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.

    [FZ]

    Rubiaceae, D.M.Bridson & B.Verdcourt. Flora Zambesiaca 5:3. 2003

    Habit
    Unarmed shrubs or small trees with the leaves and flowers borne on very short lateral shoots.
    Leaves
    Leaves small, gradually narrowed into a short petiole; stipules ovate-triangular.
    Flowers
    Flowers hermaphrodite, 5-merous, solitary, subterminal, 1–3 at the ends of the lateral shoots, pedicellate.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube ellipsoid, equalling the campanulate limb-tube; lobes 5, elliptic, linear-oblong, ovate or usually obtriangular, obovate or spathulate.
    Corolla
    Corolla tube funnel-shaped, strongly narrowed at base, densely pilose inside at the middle; lobes 5, oblong-elliptic, a little shorter than the tube, overlapping to the left in bud.
    Anthers
    Anthers linear, sessile, partly included, dorsifixed at the sinuses between the corolla lobes; pollen grains single, 3-colporate with finely reticulate exine.
    Ovary
    Ovary 2-locular; ovules 5–8 arranged in c. 3 rows on a laterally compressed placenta attached to the middle of the septum, the placental tissue slightly raised between the ovules; pollen presenter exserted, narrowly clavate, subulate at the base, winged above, at first undivided but finally splitting into 2 parts revealing the stigmatic surfaces.
    Fruits
    Fruit a small berry, 10-ribbed, with thin pericarp, crowned by the funnel-shaped calyx limb-tube.
    Seeds
    Seeds free, compressed angular-ovoid; testa reticulate, actually made up of narrow elongate cells.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Coddia Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 36: 509 (1981)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Kew Bull. 36: 509 (1981).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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