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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Low cushion-shaped shrub with prostrate or short erect branches to ± 0.2 m. tall, glabrous, young branches with fawnish bark.
    Leaves
    Leaves not restricted to apices of branches; blades narrowly oblong-elliptic, 2.8–4.5 cm. long, 0.9–1.5 cm. wide, obtuse at apex, acute to obtuse at base, subcoriaceous, slightly shiny above; lateral nerves in 4 main pairs; tertiary nerves apparent beneath, rather coarsely reticulate, domatia present as small glabrous pits; petioles 3 mm. long; stipules 4 mm. long, broadly triangular at base, with a linear lobe above.
    Flowers
    Flowers 5-merous, borne in shortly pedunculate 5–15-flowered subumbellate cymes; peduncles 2–3 mm. long; pedicels 2–3 mm. long, glabrous; bracteoles inconspicuous.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube 1 mm. long, glabrous; limb ± 1 mm. long, dentate, ciliate.
    Corolla
    Corolla white; tube 3.75 mm. long, with deflexed hairs above mid-point inside; lobes oblong, 3.5 mm. long, 1.5 mm. wide, acute.
    Anthers
    Anthers reflexed, oblong-ovate.
    Pistil
    Style 6 mm. long; stigmatic knob 1.5 mm. long.
    Disc
    Disk glabrous.
    Fruits
    Mature fruit not known.
    Habitat
    Between rocks in the river; ± 200 m.
    Distribution
    T8 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Other Data

    Psydrax shuguriensis Bridson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1984 Vollesen, K.B. [4206], Tanzania K000352711 isosyntype

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 40: 721 (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: 721, fig. 7A, B (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/
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