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  1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Psydrax Gaertn.
      1. Psydrax recurvifolius (Bullock) Bridson

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to Tanzania (incl. Pemba).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Scandent shrub 3–5 m. tall; branchlets inserted at right-angles, pubescent when young, later covered with greyish white bark.
    Leaves
    Leaves not restricted to apices of branches; blades elliptic to ovate, 1–6 cm. long, 0.7–3.5 cm. wide, obtuse to rounded at apex, obtuse to rounded or occasionally subcordate at base, coriaceous, shiny above, margins recurved; lateral nerves in 3–4 main pairs; tertiary nerves faintly apparent beneath, coarsely reticulate; domatia present, glabrous or pubescent; petioles 1–3 mm. long; stipules with a shallow base; lobe caducous, narrowly oblong, sometimes somewhat spathulate, 3–5 mm. long, at right-angles to stem.
    Flowers
    Flowers 5-merous, borne in 1–2-flowered sessile fascicles, often at apical node; pedicels 3–7 mm. long in flowering stage, glabrous; bracteoles inconspicuous.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube ±1.5 mm. long, glabrous; limb dentate, 1 mm. long, ciliate.
    Corolla
    Corolla white; tube 3–4 mm. long, with a ring of deflexed hairs above the middle inside; lobes oblong, 3 mm. long, 1.25 mm. wide, with an apiculum up to 0.75 mm. long, pubescent towards apex outside.
    Anthers
    Anthers reflexed.
    Pistil
    Style 6.5 mm. long; stigmatic knob 1.25 mm. long, ribbed.
    Disc
    Disk glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit only known from 1-seeded examples, obovate in outline, 7–8 mm. long; pedicel accrescent, 1.7 cm. long.
    Habitat
    In sand above high-water mark, in forest or at swamp edge or in mixed woodland on raised limestone reef; 0–10 m.
    Distribution
    K7 P T6 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Psydrax recurvifolius (Bullock) Bridson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1984 Greenway, P.J. [2775], Tanzania K000352729
    Jan 1, 1984 Greenway, P.J. [2781], Tanzania K000352732 holotype
    Jan 1, 1984 Graham, R.M. [1751], Kenya K000352726
    Jan 1, 1984 Rodgers [2751], Tanzania K000352730
    Jan 1, 1984 Rodgers [2757], Tanzania K000352731
    Jan 1, 1984 Moggridge, J.Y. [534], Kenya K000352727
    Robertson, S.A. [5993], Kenya K000352724
    Robertson, S.A. [4652], Kenya K000352725
    Robertson, S.A. [5246], Kenya K000352728

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 40: 722 (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: 722 (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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