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  1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Psydrax Gaertn.
      1. Psydrax obovatus (Klotzsch ex Eckl. & Zeyh.) Bridson

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or tree 2–15 m tall; young branches square in section, glabrous or puberulous; bark whitish-grey.
    Leaves
    Leaf blades 2–7 × 1.2–3.5 cm, obovate to narrowly obovate or round, or elliptic, rounded or occasionally obtuse at apex, acute or somewhat attenuated at base, coriaceous, shiny above, glabrous, the margins usually recurved; lateral nerves in 1–4 main pairs; tertiary nerves obscure or apparent; domatia pit-like or pocket-like, glabrous or sometimes pubescent; petioles 1–5 mm long, glabrous or puberulous; stipules 2–4 mm long, truncate at their base with a linear decurrent lobe, sometimes puberulous outside.
    Flowers
    Flowers 4–5-merous, borne in 2–70-flowered pedunculate corymbs; peduncles 2–25 mm long, glabrescent to puberulous; pedicels 0.5–9 mm long, glabrous to glabrescent; bracteoles inconspicuous.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube 1–1.5 mm long, glabrous; limb 0.5–0.75 mm long, repand.
    Corolla
    Corolla cream or white; tube 2–3.25 mm long, with a ring of deflexed hairs at the throat; lobes 2.75–4.5 × 1.5–2 mm, obtuse to acute.
    Anthers
    Anthers reflexed.
    Style
    Style 5.5–8 mm long.
    Pollen presenter
    Pollen presenter 1.5–2 mm long; disk glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit 5–9 × 7–8 mm, longer than wide, ± square in lateral view or wider than long, scarcely indented.
    Pyrene
    Pyrenes 5–7 × 3–4 mm, ellipsoid to flattened broadly ellipsoid, moderately to strongly rugulose.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Psydrax obovatus (Klotzsch ex Eckl. & Zeyh.) Bridson appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 40: 708 (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

    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