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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Tanga).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Small glabrous tree up to 10 m. high; young stems dark brown, shiny, smooth.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades yellow-green when dry, oblong-elliptic, 15–16 cm. long, 6.5–7.2 cm. wide, subacuminate at apex, rounded and occasionally slightly cordate at base; midrib light brown and prominent beneath; lateral nerves in 6–7 main pairs; tertiary nerves very coarsely reticulate and only apparent beneath; domatia present as glabrous pits; petioles not exceeding 2 mm. long; stipules broadly triangular, 4–5 mm. long, with a short subulate apiculum.
    Flowers
    Flowers 5-merous, borne in sessile to subsessile 30–50-flowered umbellate cymes; pedicels 4–12 mm. long, glabrous; bracteoles inconspicuous.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube 2 mm. long, glabrous; limb reduced to a very shortly toothed rim.
    Corolla
    Corolla (known only from well developed buds) white; tube 2.25 mm. long, with ring of deflexed hairs just below throat inside; lobes oblong-lanceolate, 3.75 mm. long, 1.5 mm. wide.
    Stigma
    Stigmatic knob 1.75 mm. long.
    Disc
    Disk glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit not known.
    Habitat
    River edge on hill slopes; 150 m.
    Distribution
    T3 known only from above specimen

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Psydrax kibuwae Bridson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1984 Kibuwa, S.P. [5451], Tanzania K000352706 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 40: 717 (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: 717, fig. 6L–P (1985).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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