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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous bush or small tree 2–5 m. tall; young branches covered with shiny buff, usually dark spotted bark, often with transverse cracks.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades elliptic to broadly elliptic, 6–12.2 cm. long, 2.5–5.6 cm. wide, acuminate at apex, acute at base, papery to subcoriaceous, slightly to moderately shiny above; lateral and tertiary nerves raised on both faces; domatia sparsely pubescent to pubescent; petiole 0.5–1 cm. long; stipule-limbs triangular, 2–3 mm. long, acute or truncate, then with an arista not exceeding 1 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 5-merous in 1–2 single-flowered inflorescences per axil (total inflorescence-stalks 0.8–1 cm. long) or with fascicles of 2–7 flowers; peduncle ± 2(–7 in fruit) mm. long, often with an additional common segment present, terminating in pedicels 3–4 mm. long; bracteoles cupular, the lower ones sometimes with rudimentary lobes; small scale-like bracteoles present on pedicel.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-limb not exceeding disc.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla-tube 0.6–1 cm. long, 4 mm. wide at throat; lobes oblong, 1–1.1 cm. long, 0.3–0.5 cm. wide, rounded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit greenish with rose striations, becoming black when mature, 7–9 mm. long, 6–8 mm. wide; stipe lengthening to 9 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 6 mm. long, 4 mm. wide.
Habitat
Not given, but elsewhere from mixed evergreen forest at ± 800–1675 m.
Distribution
T7

[FZ]

Rubiaceae, D.M.Bridson & B.Verdcourt. Flora Zambesiaca 5:3. 2003

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous bush or small tree 2–5 m tall; young branches covered with shiny red bark, older branches buff and sometimes dark-spotted, often with transverse cracks.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf blades 6–12.2 × 2.5–5.6 cm, elliptic to broadly elliptic in shape, acuminate at the apex, acute at the base, papery to subcoriaceous, slightly to moderately shiny above; lateral nerves in 6–8 main pairs, tertiary nerves raised on both surfaces; domatia sparsely pubescent to pubescent; petiole 0.5–1 cm long; stipule limbs triangular, 2–3 mm long, acute to truncate, then with an arista not exceeding 1 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 5-merous in 1–2 single-flowered inflorescences per axil and/or 2–7-flowered fascicles, often coated with a sticky exudate; single-flowered inflorescence stalks 8–10 mm long in total, not hidden by cupules; peduncle c. 2 mm long, 7 mm long in fruit; common inflorescence segment often present; pedicels 3–4 mm long; lower 1–2 cupules small, upper one larger, sometimes with rudimentary foliar lobes; bracteole cupule deeply divided, sometimes almost to the base; bractlets scale-like, small to reduced and scar-like.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx limb not exceeding disk.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla tube 6–10 mm long, 4 mm wide at throat; lobes 10–11 × 3–5 mm, oblong, rounded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit greenish with rose-coloured striations, becoming black when mature, 7–9 × 6–8 mm; stipe lengthening to 9 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 6 × 4 mm.

Native to:

Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

Coffea salvatrix Swynn. & Philipson appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Harris, T. [7], Mozambique K000545012

First published in J. Bot. 74: 314 (1936)

Accepted by

  • Davis, A.P., Govaerts, R., Bridson, D.M. & Stoffelen, P. (2006). An annotated taxonomic conspectus of the genus Coffea (Rubiaceae) Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 152: 465-512.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • 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

  • A. Chev. in Rev. Bot. Appliq. 20: 535, fig. 6 (1940)
  • A. Chev., 3: 221 (1947).
  • A. Chev., Caféiers du Globe 2, t. 70 (1942)
  • Bridson in Kew Bulletin 36: 833, fig. 3 G–M (1982).
  • Swynnerton & Phillipson in Journal of Botany 74: 314, fig. (1936).
  • Wellman, Coffee: 53 (1961).

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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