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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique.

    [FZ]

    Rubiaceae, D. Bridson. Flora Zambesiaca 5:2. 1998

    Habit
    Semi-scandent shrub or tree 2–5 m tall, sometimes said to be deciduous, usually with short horizontal (or slightly reflexed when young) lateral branches, glabrous; bark pale grey, often with tissue-like flakes peeling off younger stems.
    Leaves
    Leaves often restricted to apices of branches; blades 2.7–6.5 × 1 × 4.5 cm, narrowly elliptic to round or obovate, rounded or sometimes obtuse at apex, acute or tending to be attenuate at the base, frequently recurved, eventually coriaceous, very shiny on upper surface; lateral nerves in 3–4 main pairs; tertiary nerves moderately coarsely reticulate, prominent on both surfaces; domatia present as small glabrous pockets; petioles 4–7 mm long; stipules 1.5–3 mm long, shortly truncate-triangular at base, bearing a linear somewhat keeled lobe.
    Flowers
    Flowers 5-merous, borne in subsessile 10–20-flowered subumbelliform cymes; peduncles 1–3 mm long; pedicels 4–12 mm long, glabrous; bracteoles inconspicuous.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube 1–1.25 mm long, glabrous, limb reduced to a repand limb, c. 0.5 mm long.
    Corolla
    Corolla tube 3–3.5 mm long, with a ring of deflexed hairs at the throat; lobes 3–4 × 1–1.5 mm, oblong, acute and thickened at apex.
    Anthers
    Anthers reflexed.
    Style
    Style 7.5–8 mm long.
    Pollen presenter
    Pollen presenter 1.5 mm long; disk glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit 7.5–8 × 11–12 mm, prominent at the apex; pedicels accrescent.
    Pyrene
    Pyrene 7 × 5 mm, with a crest at the apex and rounded at the base, fawn-coloured, rugulose.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique

    Psydrax moggii Bridson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1984 Mogg, A.O.D. [28962], Mozambique K000422501 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 40: 719 (1985)

    Accepted by

    • Calane da Silva, M., Izdine, S. & Amuse, A.B. (2004). A Preliminary Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Mozambique: 1-184. SABONET, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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/
    © 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 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