1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Psydrax Gaertn.
      1. Psydrax faulknerae Bridson

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Rubiaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1976

    Habit
    Shrub or tree, or occasionally a scandent shrub, 2–7 m. tall; young branches glabrous or occasionally glabrescent, covered with grey bark when older.
    Leaves
    Leaves not restricted to apices of branches; blades drying brownish or pale green, often folded, elliptic, 4.5–7.5 cm. long, 2.3–4.3 cm. wide, shortly acuminate to acuminate at apex, acute at base, coriaceous, shiny above, glabrous; lateral nerves in 3–4 main pairs; tertiary nerves mostly inconspicuous; domatia present as erupted or unerupted blisters shortly above the axils of the lateral nerves and frequently in the axils of the tertiary nerves; petioles 2–4 mm. long; stipules with a truncate to broadly triangular base, 1–2 mm. long and a keeled decurrent lobe 2.5–4 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers 4-merous, borne in 10–40-flowered pedunculate compact corymbose cymes 1.4–2.5 cm. across; peduncle 2–8 mm. long, adpressed pubescent; pedicels 2.5–6 mm. long, rather densely adpressed pubescent; bracteoles inconspicuous.
    Calyx
    Calyx glabrous; tube ± 1 mm. long; limb shortly toothed, 0.5–0.75 mm. long, sparsely ciliate to ciliate.
    Corolla
    Corolla whitish; tube 1.5–2.75 mm. long, pubescent at throat usually with some hairs deflexed but not forming a definite ring; lobes oblong, 1.75–2 mm. long, obtuse.
    Anthers
    Anthers reflexed.
    Pistil
    Style 5.75–6.5 mm. long; stigmatic knob 1 mm. long, ribbed.
    Disc
    Disk glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit black when mature, broadly oblong in outline, 5–5.5 mm. long, 7–8 mm. wide, slightly indented to indented at apex; pyrene broadly ellipsoid, 4–5 mm. long, 3–3.5 mm. wide, 2.5 mm. thick, with ventral face flattened, crested at apex, rugulose.
    Habitat
    Coastal bush, thicket or Brachystegia woodland; 0–725 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere K7 T3 T6 T8

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Psydrax faulknerae Bridson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 1, 1991 Bidgood, S. [1542], Tanzania K000352704
    May 1, 1991 Bidgood, S. [1395], Tanzania K000352705
    Jan 1, 1984 Greenway, P.J. [4128], Tanzania K000352682
    Jan 1, 1984 Greenway, P.J. [4224], Tanzania K000352691
    Jan 1, 1984 Tanner, R.E.S. [3716], Tanzania K000352683
    Jan 1, 1984 Tanner, R.E.S. [3681], Tanzania K000352695
    Jan 1, 1984 Graham, R.M. [1823], Kenya K000352675
    Jan 1, 1984 Faulkner, H. [4779], Tanzania K000352685
    Jan 1, 1984 Faulkner, H. [4242], Tanzania K000352686
    Jan 1, 1984 Faulkner, H. [1997], Tanzania K000352687
    Jan 1, 1984 Faulkner, H. [1960], Tanzania K000352688
    Jan 1, 1984 Faulkner, H. [1802], Tanzania K000352689
    Jan 1, 1984 Faulkner, H. [4222], Tanzania K000352696
    Jan 1, 1984 Faulkner, H.G. [2105], Tanzania K000352692 holotype
    Jan 1, 1984 Procter, J.E.A. [2557], Tanzania K000352701
    Jan 1, 1984 Peter, A. [56059], Tanzania K000352680
    Jan 1, 1984 Peter, A. [56045], Tanzania K000352681
    Jan 1, 1984 Peter, A. [39701], Tanzania K000352693
    Jan 1, 1984 Peter, A. [56170], Tanzania K000352694
    Jan 1, 1984 Peter, A. [31645], Tanzania K000352699
    Jan 1, 1984 Semsei, S.R. [576], Tanzania K000352684
    Jan 1, 1984 Semsei, S.R. [3818], Tanzania K000352698
    Jan 1, 1984 Holst, C. [2717], Tanzania K000352690
    Jan 1, 1984 Magogo, F.C. [726], Kenya K000352676
    Jan 1, 1984 Hawthorne, W. [1043], Tanzania K000352702
    Jan 1, 1984 Hawthorne, W. [1558], Tanzania K000352703
    Jan 1, 1984 Moggridge, J.Y. [332], Kenya K000352674
    Jan 1, 1984 Robertson, D.C. [614], Tanzania K000352700
    Robertson, S.A. [6764], Kenya K000352671
    Robertson, S.A. [6172], Kenya K000352672
    Robertson, S.A. [3880], Kenya K000352677
    Robertson, S.A. [4653], Kenya K000352678
    Robertson, S.A. [4622], Kenya K000352679
    Goyder, D.J. [3725], Tanzania K000352697
    Luke, W.R.Q. [1932], Kenya K000352673

    First published in Kew Bull. 40: 707 (1985)

    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.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Bridson in Kew Bulletin 40: 707, fig. 3 M–T (1985).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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