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  1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Psydrax Gaertn.
      1. Psydrax martini (Dunkley) Bridson

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub, slender tree or climber 1–3.5 m tall, with patent or almost patent lateral branches; young stems glabrous or pubescent; bark mid- to light grey.
    Leaves
    Leaves deciduous, restricted to apex of lateral branches or sometimes clustered on very reduced lateral spurs; blades 3–6 × 1.2–3 cm, elliptic, obtuse or sometimes subacuminate at apex, acute at base, membranous, glabrous to sparsely pubescent on both surfaces; lateral nerves in 3–4 main pairs; tertiary nerves obscure to apparent, rather coarsely reticulate; domatia pocket-like, ciliate; petioles 3–8 mm long, glabrous to pubescent; stipules 1–2 mm long, triangular.
    Flowers
    Flowers 4-merous, borne in 10–40-flowered sessile umbels; pedicels 5–8 mm long, glabrous to pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube 1 mm long, glabrous to densely pubescent; limb 1.75 mm long, repand, ciliate.
    Corolla
    Corolla white; tube 2.75–3 mm long, somewhat pubescent inside but lacking a well defined ring of deflexed hairs; lobes 2.5–3 × 1.25–1.5 mm, oblong, obtuse.
    Anthers
    Anthers reflexed.
    Style
    Style 6.5–8 mm long.
    Pollen presenter
    Pollen presenter 1 × 0.75 mm long, scarcely ribbed; disk glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit 7 × 10 × 3 mm, broadly oblong in outline, scarcely indented at apex, black when mature.
    Pyrene
    Pyrene 7 × 4 × 3 mm, rugulose.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Psydrax martini (Dunkley) Bridson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1984 Martin, J.D. [135/31], Zambia K000422505 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 40: 707 (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.

    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