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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous shrub 3 m. tall; young branches covered with maroon bark which flakes and becomes paler with age.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades obovate or sometimes broadly elliptic, 4.6–12.5 cm. long, 1.8–6.6 cm. wide, obtuse or occasionally rounded at apex, acute to cuneate or rarely obtuse at base, coriaceous, slightly shiny above; lateral and tertiary nerves raised on both faces; domatia glabrous or rarely ciliate; petiole 0.4–1 cm. long; stipules triangular-ovate, 2–3 mm. long, obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 5-merous, 1–3 per axil, borne singly or in fascicles; inflorescence-branches up to 5 mm. long, not totally obscured by bracteoles; peduncle up to 1 mm. long; upper bracteoles up to 1.5 mm. long, lower bracteoles slightly shorter, not lobed, puberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-limb reduced to a rim.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla-tube 3.25 mm. long, 2.5 mm. wide at throat; lobes narrowly oblong, 7 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. wide, obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 1.3–2 cm. long, 0.7–1 cm. wide, slightly narrowed towards base; disc surrounded by corky calyx-rim; inflorescence-stalks lengthening to 5–7 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds brownish-olive, 1.2–1.3 cm. long, 0.6 cm. wide; testa loosely attached, with very fine striations.
Habitat
Forest; 1150–1400 m.
Distribution
T3 T6 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Coffea mongensis Bridson appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mvungi, E.F. [13], Tanzania 70323.000
Mvungi, E.F. [EFM 33], Tanzania 71972.000
Mvungi, E.F. [10], Tanzania K000034948
Mvungi, E.F. [13], Tanzania K000034951
Borhidi, A. [85188], Tanzania K000097525
Rodgers [1051], Tanzania K000097535
Mvungi, E.F. [11], Tanzania K000034949
Mvungi, E.F. [12], Tanzania K000034950
Peter, A.H. [55961], Tanzania K000097519
Peter, A.H. [18772], Tanzania K000097520
Luke, W.R.Q. [7915], Tanzania K000319899
Luke, W.R.Q. [5260], Tanzania K000097529
Borhidi, A. [85188], Tanzania K000097528
Lovett, J. [856], Tanzania K000097534
Mvungi, E.F. [18], Tanzania K000034956
Mvungi, E.F. [14], Tanzania K000034952
Peter, A.H. [18367], Tanzania K000097530 holotype
Peter, A.H. [20068], Tanzania K000097523
Luke, W.R.Q. [6545], Tanzania K000319898
Peter, A.H. [55942], Tanzania K000097521
Lovett, J. [2736], Tanzania K000097532
Semsei, S.K. [2179], Tanzania K000097524

First published in Kew Bull. 36: 829 (1982)

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

  • Bridson in Kew Bulletin 36: 829, fig. 2 (1982).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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