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  1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Psydrax Gaertn.
      1. Psydrax fragrantissimus (K.Schum.) Bridson

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique to N. KwaZulu-Natal.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree 2.5–6 m tall; young branches square in section, sparsely puberulous to puberulous; bark pale grey.
    Leaves
    Leaf blades 1.3–3 × 0.9–2.1 cm, obovate, rounded at apex, acute to somewhat attenuate at base, coriaceous, shiny on upper surface, glabrous, margins recurved; lateral nerves in 2–3 main pairs but sometimes only 1 pair clearly apparent; tertiary nerves obscure; domatia pit-like, glabrous or sometimes absent; petioles 2(3) mm long, puberulous; stipules 1–2.5 mm long, truncate at their base with a linear decurrent lobe, puberulous outside.
    Flowers
    Flowers 4-merous, borne in 10–35-flowered pedunculate corymbs; peduncles 8–22 mm long, puberulous or sparsely pubescent; pedicels 1–4 mm long, glabrescent to sparsely pubescent; bracteoles inconspicuous.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube 1 mm long, glabrous to glabrescent; limb 0.25 mm long, repand or somewhat dentate.
    Corolla
    Corolla cream-coloured; tube 1.5–2.5 mm long, with a ring of deflexed hairs at the throat; lobes 2.5–3 × 1–1.25 mm, oblong, acute.
    Anthers
    Anthers reflexed.
    Style
    Style c. 6 mm long.
    Pollen presenter
    Pollen presenter 0.75–1.25 mm long; disk glabrous.
    Fruits
    Immature fruit 6.5 × 6 mm, ± oblong in lateral view.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Psydrax fragrantissimus (K.Schum.) Bridson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1984 Schlechter [11635], Mozambique K000422503 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 40: 711 (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
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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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