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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree, 0.5–4.5 m tall; very young branches covered with light- or greyish-brown bark, pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf blades drying greyish-green or brownish, 2–6.3(8) × 0.8–3(3.5) cm, elliptic or less often narrowly elliptic, obtuse in shape, acute or subacuminate at the apex, obtuse to acute at the base, papery to subcoriaceous, dull to shiny above, margins often crisped or undulate; lateral nerves in 5–7(8) main pairs, apparent on both surfaces; tertiary nerves somewhat apparent on both surfaces; domatia glabrescent to pubescent; petiole 1–5 mm long; stipules 2–7(8) mm long, deltoid at base, tapering to a subulate apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 5-merous, 1–2 per axil borne individually; inflorescence stalks up to 3 mm long, lower portion hidden by cupules or not, upper portion projecting beyond upper cupule or not; cupules 2, lower one often with foliar lobes up to 1 mm long, upper one ± truncate; scale-like bractlets sometimes present, very small.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx limb shorter than disk, sometimes ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white, sometimes reddish in bud; tube 2.5–6 mm long, 3.5–4 mm wide at throat; lobes 5–11 × 2.5–3.5 mm, obtuse to rounded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit orange to red, 8–10 × 5.5–7 mm, glabrous to sparsely puberulous; whole stalk lengthening to 2–8 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds fawn-coloured to light brown, 5–7 × 4–5.5 mm.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree, 0.5–4.5 m. tall; very young branches covered with light or greyish-brown bark, pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades drying greyish green or brownish, elliptic or less often narrowly elliptic, 2–6.3(–8) cm. long, 0.8–3(–3.5) cm. wide, obtuse, acute or subacuminate at apex, obtuse to acute at base, papery to subcoriaceous, dull to shiny above, with lateral nerves apparent and tertiary nerves somewhat apparent on both faces, margins often crisped or undulate; domatia glabrescent to pubescent; petiole 1–5 mm. long; stipules deltoid at base, tapering to a subulate apex, 2–7(–8) mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 5-merous, 1–2 per axil borne individually; inflorescence-stalks up to 3 mm. long, sometimes obscured by bracteoles; bracteoles 2, upper one ± truncate, lower one sometimes shortly lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-limb shorter than disc, sometimes ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white, sometimes reddish in bud; tube 2.5–6 mm. long, 3.5–4 mm. wide at throat; lobes oblong, 5–11 mm. long, 2.5–3.5 mm. wide, obtuse to rounded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit orange to red, 8–10 mm. long, 5.5–7 mm. wide, glabrous to sparsely puberulous; stalk lengthening to 2–8 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds fawn to light brown, 5–7 mm. long, 4–5.5 mm. wide.

Native to:

Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Coffea mufindiensis Hutch. ex Bridson appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mvungi, E.F. [1], Tanzania 70320.000
Mvungi, E.F. [19], Tanzania 70331.000
Mvungi, E.F. [20], Tanzania 70326.000

First published in Kew Bull. 36: 842 (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: 842, fig. 7 (1982)
  • Bridson in Kew Bulletin 41: 309 (1986).

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
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