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This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Ethiopia to NE. Uganda.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous shrub to 2–6 m.; young branches light brown or red, tending to flake when older.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves restricted to short spurs off the main branches; blades (possibly not fully mature) obovate, 2.5–5.2 cm. long, 1.6–3.3 cm. wide, obtuse to rounded at apex, attenuate at base, papery, dull on both faces; domatia absent or occasionally a few hairs present in the nerve-axils; petiole 3–5 mm. long; stipules truncate, up to 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers appearing precociously or partly so, terminal on short lateral branches, subsessile or with pedicels not exceeding 1 mm., subtended by a pair of leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-tube ± ovate, ± 2 mm. long, glabrous or minutely puberulous; limb up to 0.25 mm. long, equalling disc, divided into 5 shallow lobes bearing colleters along the margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla-tube 1.3–3.2 cm. long, 2 mm. wide at throat, sparsely covered with short adpressed hairs outside; lobes oblong-elliptic or ovate, 7–11 mm. long, up to 8 mm. wide, obtuse to rounded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers not exserted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Style very short, 0.25–4 mm. long; stigma-lobes linear, divergent, up to 2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit oblong-ellipsoid, 7 mm. long, 6 mm. wide, minutely puberulous; pedicel lengthening to 3 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Immature seed oblong-ellipsoid, 6 mm. long, grooved.
Habitat
River bank; 1220 m.
Distribution
U1

Native to:

Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda

Coffea neoleroyi A.P.Davis appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Wilson, J. [911], Uganda K000411797 isotype

First published in Phytotaxa 10: 43 (2010)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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 2021. 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 2021. 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