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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya, NE. Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Bush or small tree 1.5–3.5 m. tall; very young branches glabrous to puberulous, covered with light rusty-brown to maroon-brown shiny bark, becoming pale greyish and dull with age.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades elliptic to broadly elliptic, 3–4.8 cm. long, 1.5–7 cm. wide, acute to subacuminate or occasionally obtuse at apex, acute or sometimes slightly attenuated at base, subcoriaceous, dull above; lateral nerves apparent and tertiary nerves obscure to apparent on both faces; domatia well marked or less often small, ciliate to pubescent; petiole 2–6 mm. long; stipule-limbs triangular, shortly aristate, 2–4 mm. long altogether.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers (5–)6–8-merous, usually individually borne in the axils of the upper leaves (often including the apical axil), 1–2(–5) per axil; inflorescence-stalks 2–6 mm. long; upper bracteoles cupular or with free lobes; lower bracteoles ± 1–2 mm. long, cupular, sometimes slightly lobed; scale-like bracteoles present or sometimes absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-limb much shorter than the disc.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla-tube 0.7–1.2 cm. long, 3–7 mm. wide at throat; lobes oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 1–1.4 cm. long, 5–7 mm. wide, rounded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style-arms up to 6 mm. long, scarcely divergent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 8–11 mm. long, 4–5.5 mm. wide, distinctly beaked (constricted at apex into bottle-neck shape); stalk lengthening to 1 cm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds mid-to light brown, 5–7.5 mm. long, 2.5–4 mm. wide; testa with distinct or fine striations.
Figures
Fig. 123/A–G.
Habitat
Forest and coastal bush; 0–800 m.
Distribution
K7 T3 T6 Z not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Coffea pseudozanguebariae Bridson appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mvungi, E.F. [17], Tanzania 70325.000
Mvungi, E.F. [16], Tanzania 70327.000
Mvungi, E.F. [EFM 51], Tanzania 71975.000
Mvungi, E.F. [EFM 34], Tanzania 71412.000
Faulkner, H.G. [1099], Tanzania K000097656 holotype
Koritschoner, H. [1535], Tanzania K000097650
Harris, B.J. [2700], Tanzania K000097658
Wingfield, R. [4295], Tanzania K000097659
Luke, W.R.Q. [4281], Tanzania K000097661
Robertson, S.A. [6620], Kenya K000097665
Hawthorne, W. [157], Kenya K000097671
Faden, R.B. [354], Kenya K000097675
Robertson, S.A. [4782], Kenya K000097685
Faden, R.B. [17], Kenya K000097691
Tanner, R.A. [3379], Tanzania K000097642
Peter, A.H. [21946], Tanzania K000097652
Mvungi, E.F. [17], Tanzania K000034955
Magogo, F.C. [421], Kenya K000097672
Greenway, P.J. [9650], Kenya K000097674
Hawthorne, W. [1457], Tanzania K000097660
Robertson, S.A. [169], Kenya K000097666
Borhidi, A. [86301], Tanzania K000097645
Robertson, S.A. [5692], Kenya K000097689
Ruffo, C.K. [1731], Tanzania K000097646
Adams, B.R. [105], Kenya K000097687
Konwaro, J.O. [3968], Kenya K000097676
Kibuwa, S.P. [1225], Kenya K000097669
Last, J. [238], Tanzania K000097663
Kokwaro, J.O. [3915], Kenya K000097680
Robertson, S.A. [1], Kenya K000097667
Robertson, S.A. [194], Kenya K000097668
Luke, W.R.Q. [3479], Kenya K000097664
Konwaro, J.O. [3950], Kenya K000097677
Robertson, S.A. [3877], Kenya K000097681
Hawthorne, W. [837], Tanzania K000097653
Luke, W.R.Q. [4419], Kenya K000097684
Faden, R.B. [664], Kenya K000097679
Robertson, S.A. [5926], Kenya K000097682
Kasser [200], Kenya K000097673
Ruffo, C.K. [1944], Tanzania K000097647
Vaughan, J.H. [1688], Tanzania K000097662
Borhidi, A. [86697], Tanzania K000097644
Peter, A.H. [39922], Tanzania K000097643
Faulkner, H.G. [1172], Tanzania K000097655
Brenan [14613], Kenya K000097678
Greenway, P.J. [7557], Tanzania K000097651
Luke, W.R.Q. [1821], Kenya K000097688
Mvungi, E.F. [16], Tanzania K000034954
Robertson, S.A. [4796], Kenya K000097686
Iversen, S.T. [86382], Tanzania K000097648
Luke, W.R.Q. [1600], Kenya K000097690
Wakefield, T.G. [s.n.], Kenya K000097670

First published in Kew Bull. 36: 835 (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: 835, fig. 4 A–G (1982).

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