Description of the genus
Shrubs. Stems 2-ribbed, with pale corky bark. Stipules 2 (-many)-fid. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3-4; bacterial nodules 0; domatia present. Calyx limb short. Corolla yellow or white; tube shortly cylindric.
Flowers 5-merous, often appearing before the leaves are fully developed, in small terminal heads (in ours).
Ovary 2-locular; ovule 1 per loculus, erect. Style with 2 stigma lobes.
Fruit a drupe with 2 pyrenes.
Pyrenes opening by 2 marginal slits. Seeds with a pale testa; endosperm not ruminate.
Differs from Psychotria, to which it is closely related, by the dehiscent pyrenes, the pale testa and the non-ruminate endosperm.
Worldwide: 25 species in tropical Africa
Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.
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Other sources of information about Chazaliella:
Our websites:Flora of Malawi
: ChazaliellaFlora of Mozambique
: ChazaliellaFlora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): ChazaliellaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: ChazaliellaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for ChazaliellaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): ChazaliellaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Chazaliella.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1414, retrieved 24 October 2016