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  1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Psydrax Gaertn.
      1. Psydrax lynesii Bullock ex Bridson

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A tree up to 8.5 m. tall; young branches square, very slightly winged, puberulous; older stems covered with greyish fissured bark.
    Leaves
    Leaves not restricted to apices of branches; blades broadly elliptic to round, 2–4.5 cm. long, 1.3–4 cm. wide, obtuse to rounded at apex, acute at base, coriaceous, very shiny above, entirely glabrous or puberulous on midrib beneath; lateral nerves in 4–5 main pairs; tertiary nerves obscure to apparent, coarsely reticulate; domatia usually present as glabrous cavities; petioles 2–5 mm. long, puberulous; stipules 4–5 mm. long, triangular at base, terminating in a linear, somewhat keeled lobe.
    Flowers
    Flowers 4–5-merous, borne in subsessile to shortly pedunculate 5–10-flowered subumbellate cymes; peduncles 2–4 mm. long; pedicels 3–7 mm. long, puberulous; bracteoles inconspicuous.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube 1.5 mm. long, puberulous towards base; limb 0.75 mm. long, shortly toothed.
    Corolla
    Corolla-tube 2 mm. long, with deflexed hairs near top inside; lobes narrowly oblong, 4.75 mm. long, 1.25–1.5 mm. wide, acute to obtuse.
    Anthers
    Anthers ± oblong, reflexed.
    Pistil
    Style 5 mm. long; stigmatic knob 1.5 mm. long.
    Disc
    Disk glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit (only known from 1-seeded fruit) ± spherical, 4–5 mm. in diameter; pyrene broadly ellipsoid, 4.5 mm. long, 3mm. wide and thick, rugulose.
    Habitat
    Rocky granite hill with degraded Uapaca, Brachystegia bushland; 1700–1975 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Other Data

    Psydrax lynesii Bullock ex Bridson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1984 Lynes, H. [191], Tanzania K000352707
    Jan 1, 1984 Lynes, H. [255], Tanzania K000352708
    Jan 1, 1984 Lynes, H. [113], Tanzania K000352710 holotype
    Bidgood, S. [928], Tanzania K000352709

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 40: 716 (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: 716, fig. 6A–F (1985).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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