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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya (Teita Hills), Tanzania (E. Usambara Mountains).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small tree 5–15 m. tall; young branches rather thick, glabrous, covered with brownish bark.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades broadly elliptic to round, 6–10.8 cm. long, 4–7 cm. wide, rounded to obtuse at apex, acute to obtuse at base, moderately shiny, with lateral and tertiary nerves raised on both faces; domatia glabrous to sparsely hairy; petiole 0.6–1 cm. long; stipules triangular-ovate, 3–4 mm. long, obtuse or sometimes acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 5-merous, 1–2(–3) per axil or rarely cauliflorous, borne singly; inflorescence-stalks up to 3 mm. long, obscured by bracteoles; bracteoles 2, the lower one usually larger than the upper one and somewhat lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-limb reduced to a rim.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla-tube 3 mm. long, 3 mm. wide at throat; lobes 9 mm. long, 3 mm. wide, rounded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 1.6–2.2 cm. long, 0.8–1 cm. wide, slightly narrowed toward base; disc not markedly prominent; inflorescence-stalks lengthening to 6–9 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds light brown, 1 cm. long, 0.7 cm. wide.
Figures
Fig. 122.
Habitat
Mist or montane evergreen forest; 1440–1750 m.
Distribution
K7 endemic to Teita Hills

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Coffea fadenii Bridson appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mvungi, E.F. [9], Tanzania 70328.000
Mvungi, E.F. [EFM 28], Tanzania 71984.000
Mvungi, E.F. [EFM 29], Tanzania 71411.000
Faden, R.B. [71/56], Kenya K000097517 holotype
Faden, R.B. [342], Kenya K000097516
Mvungi, E.F. [9], Tanzania K000034947
Faden, R.B. [559], Kenya K000097515
Faden, R.B. [269], Kenya K000097513

First published in Kew Bull. 36: 827 (1982)

Accepted by

  • Davis, A.P. (2005-). Personal communication on Rubiaceae 1 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Davis, A.P. (2005-). Personal communication on Rubiaceae 1 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bridson in Kew Bulletin 36: 827, fig. 1 (1982).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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