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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya (Kilifi).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Tree or shrub up to 2 m.; very young stems glabrous or puberulous, later covered with whitish bark.
    Leaves
    Leaves restricted to apices of new branches or not; blades elliptic, 3–8 cm. long, 1.5–3.4 cm. wide, obtuse at apex, acute or obtuse at base, coriaceous, somewhat shiny above, glabrous; lateral nerves in 4–5 main pairs; tertiary nerves coarsely reticulate; domatia present as small erupted blisters; petioles 0.6–1 cm. long, puberulous or glabrous; stipules with triangular base 1.5–2.5 mm. long, apiculate or lobed and ± 3 mm. long when immature.
    Flowers
    Flowers 4-merous, borne in sessile 10–30-flowered subumbellate cymes; pedicels 6–10 mm. long, glabrous or pubescent; bracteoles inconspicuous.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube ± 1 mm. long, glabrescent; limb reduced to a repand rim.
    Corolla
    Corolla-tube 3.5–4 mm. long, with deflexed hairs at throat; lobes narrowly oblong, 2–3 mm. long, 1–1.5 mm. wide, rounded.
    Anthers
    Anthers reflexed, linear.
    Pistil
    Style 8–9 mm. long; stigmatic knob 1–1.25 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit almost didymous or broadly oblong in outline, 6 mm. long, 10 mm. wide, slightly indented; pyrene almost semicircular in outline, 6 mm. long, cartilaginous, slightly rugulose.
    Habitat
    Thicket and forest; 5m.
    Distribution
    K7 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Psydrax robertsoniae Bridson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 17, 2005 Luke, P. A. [9031], Kenya K000173059
    Oct 1, 1992 Luke [3142], Kenya K000352733
    Jan 1, 1991 Robertson, S.A. [6152], Kenya K000311721 holotype
    Hawthorne, W. [273], Kenya K000352735
    Moggridge, J.Y. [334], Kenya K000352734

    First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Rubiac.(3): 903 (1991)

    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 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/
    © 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