8278.010 Coptosperma Hook. f.

De Block, P., Degreef, J. & Robbrecht, E. (2002) Reinstatement of the Afro-Malagasy genus Coptosperma (Rubiaceae, Ixoroideae, Pavetteae) Syst. Geogr. Pl. 71 455-492

Degreef, J., De Block, P., & Robbrecht, E. (2002) A survey of continental African Coptosperma (Rubiaceae, Pavetteae). Syst. Geogr. Pl. 71 367-382

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves coriaceous, less often chartaceous. Stipules without darkened central area. Inflorescences terminal on main and lateral branches, sometimes borne on short spurs or axillary. Calyx with both limb-tube and lobes present. Corolla hairless outside. Placenta bearing 2-8 pendulous ovules or ovate with 2-3 impressed ovules. Fruit brown or red, drying blackish, 1(-2)-locular. Seeds 1(-2) per fruit, blackish, reticulate, with an irregular, less often circular, excavation.

Worldwide: c. 60 species in eastern Tropical Africa, Comoros, Madagascar, Seychelles and the Mascarenes

Zimbabwe: 5 taxa.

Coptosperma neurophyllum

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
littorale (Hiern) DegreefSImage
neurophyllum (S. Moore) DegreefN,W,C,E,SImage
rhodesiacum (Bremek.) DegreefW,C,E,SImage
supra-axillare (Hemsl.) DegreefEDescription, Image
zygoon (Bridson) DegreefN,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Coptosperma:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Coptosperma
Flora of Mozambique: Coptosperma
Flora of Zambia: Coptosperma

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Coptosperma
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Coptosperma
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Coptosperma
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Coptosperma
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Coptosperma

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Coptosperma.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1627, retrieved 6 December 2016

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