Family:
Rubiaceae Juss.
Genus:
Psychotria L.

Psychotria vogeliana Benth.

This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Uganda.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Subshrub or shrub 1–6 m. tall; young stems densely covered with bright ferruginous hairs, the older stems glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades elliptic or ± obovate, 6–25 cm. long, 2–12 cm. wide, acuminate at the apex, cuneate to narrowly rounded at the base, glabrous and ± shining above, ferruginous pubescent on the midrib beneath and lateral nerves very finely puberulous; domatia and nodules absent; petiole 0.2–3 cm. long, ferruginous pubescent; stipules 0.7–2.5 cm. long, the base oblong, hairy at the middle, with 2 triangular lobes ± 0.2–1.2 cm. long, margins lacerate-ciliate, soon deciduous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers heterostylous, 5-merous, in panicles 3–4(–16) cm. long, the individual (1–)5–9 components capitate, 0.4–1.2 cm. in diameter; peduncles 3–10 cm. long; secondary peduncles 0.6–2.2 cm. long, all ferruginous pubescent; pedicels obsolete; main bracts hastate-lacerate, 4.5–5 mm. long, 4 mm. wide; capitula supported by a whorl of irregular free secondary bracts, 3–5 mm. long, ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-tube obconic, 1–1.5 mm. long, papillate; tubular part of the limb 1–1.5 mm. long; lobes irregular, low and broad to triangular, 0.3–0.7 mm. long, ciliate.
Morphology General Buds
Buds finely papillate-puberulous, 5-lobed at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white, cream or greenish; tube cylindrical, 3.5–6 mm. long, shortly funnel-shaped above, glabrous below, papillate above; lobes oblong-elliptic, 1.7–2.5 mm. long, 1 mm. wide, thickened and appendaged at the apex, inflexed, papillate outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Anther tips just exserted in long-styled flowers; filaments 1.5–3.5 mm. long in short-styled flowers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Style exserted 1.5 mm. in long-styled flowers, 5–6.5 mm. long, 2.5–3.5 mm. long in short-styled flowers; stigma-lobes 1–2 mm. long, slender.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupes white, ellipsoid, 7–8(–12 in life) mm. long, 5–6(–9) mm. wide, glabrous, containing 2 pyrenes; pyrenes 4–5-sulcate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 5–6.5 mm. long, 3.5–4.5 mm. wide, 1.3–3 mm. thick, ventral face rugulose, dorsal face 5–6-ribbed; albumen not or slightly ruminate.
Habitat
Mixed evergreen forest; 990 m.
Distribution
U2 W. Africa from Guinée to Gabon, Central African Republic and Zaire

[FWTA]

Rubiaceae, F. N. Hepper & R. W. J. Keay. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
A small shrub up to about 6 ft high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers cream or greenish
Ecology
In savanna woodland.

Native to:

Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

Psychotria vogeliana Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1962 Mangenot, G. [s.n.], Ivory Coast K000379539 Unknown type material Yes
Onochie, C.F. [35377], Nigeria 3330.000 No
Nigeria 4719.000 No
Vogel [43], Nigeria K000379537 lectotype Yes
[Vogel] [9] K000379538 Unknown type material Yes

First published in W.J.Hooker, Niger Fl.: 420 (1849)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Harris, D.J. (2002). The vascular plants of the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve, Central African Republic: 1-274. National Botanic Garden (Belgium), Meise.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo). Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon. Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Chev. Bot. 342, partly
  • F.T.A. 3: 210
  • Schnell in Mém. I.F.A.N. 50: 61, photos. 1-5
  • in Fl. Nigrit. 420 (1849)
  • incl. var. korhogoensis Schnell in Mém. I.F.A.N. 50: 62, photo. 2 (1957).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo). Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
  • Ruhsam, M. (2005). Survey of all the Rubiaceae specimens at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Benth. in Hook., Niger Fl.: 420 (1849).
  • De Wild. in Ann. Mus. Congo, Bot., sér. 5, 3: 302 (1910)
  • De Wild. in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 7: 291 (1921)
  • De Wild., Pl. Bequaert. 2: 436 (1924).
  • Hepper in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 198 (1963).
  • Hiern in Flora of Tropical Africa 3: 210 (1877).
  • Petit in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 34: 135, photo. 4/C-D (1964)
  • Petit in Distr. Pl. Afr. 5, map 140 (1973).
  • Schnell in Mém. Inst. Fr. Afr. Noire 50: 61, photo. I (1957).

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