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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is DR Congo to Angola.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or tree 2.5–9 m tall, glabrous; young branches terete or sometimes square in section; bark dark greyish-brown.
    Leaves
    Leaf blades 4–12 × 2–6 cm, elliptic or more often broadly elliptic, sometimes ovate, acuminate at apex, acute and sometimes attenuate at base, coriaceous, distinctly shiny on upper surface, moderately shiny beneath, somewhat discolorous (when dry); midrib somewhat prominent on both surfaces, drying pale; lateral nerves 5(6) in main pairs, apparent but not conspicuous; tertiary nerves obscure; domatia absent, or present as glabrous pits; petioles 4–8 mm long; stipules 5–7 mm long, triangular, somewhat keeled.
    Flowers
    Flowers 4–5-merous, borne in shortly pedunculate 20–60-flowered subumbellate cymes; peduncle 2–7 mm long; pedicels 3–8 mm long, sparsely pubescent to pubescent; bracts and bracteoles inconspicuous.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube 1.25 mm long, glabrous; limb reduced to a dentate rim, ciliate.
    Corolla
    Corolla white; tube 3–3.5 mm long, with a ring of deflexed hairs at the throat; lobes 3–3.25 × 1.25–1.5 mm long, oblong, acute and thickened at the apex.
    Anthers
    Anthers reflexed.
    Style
    Style 6–8.5 mm long.
    Pollen presenter
    Pollen presenter 1.5 mm long; disk glabrous.
    Fruits
    Immature fruit 8 × 5.5 mm; pedicels accrescent, up to 10 mm long.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Other Data

    Psydrax mutimushii Bridson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1984 Mutimushi, J.M. [3490], Zambia K000422502 holotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 40: 713 (1985)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, 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