Psychotria capensis (Eckl.) Vatke
subsp. capensis
var. capensis

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Psychotria capensis subsp. capensis var. capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Buffelskloof Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Psychotria capensis subsp. capensis var. capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Buffelskloof Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Psychotria capensis subsp. capensis var. capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Buffelskloof Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

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Synonyms: Grumilea capensis (Eckl.) Sond.
Grumilea oblanceolata K. Schum.
Logania capensis Eckl.
Psychotria zambesiana Hiern
Common names: Blackbird-berry (English) Musvoviro (Shona)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Leaves elliptic to obovate, 10-20 cm long, stiff and leathery, glossy green, midrib and main lateral veins often distinctly paler; domatia present. Flowers in branched heads; corolla 4-5 mm in diameter, yellow, densely hairy in the throat. Fruits in dense clusters, ovoid, c. 7 mm long, blackish when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: capensis: of the Cape
Habitat: In riverine forest and along forest margins.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:Aug - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Wednesday 11 January 2017
Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 1127. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 277. As Psychotria capensis capensis

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 400 - 401. (Includes a picture).

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 644 - 645. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 282 - 283. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (2013). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Second edition) Struik, South Africa Pages 334 - 335. (Includes a picture).

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Page 13.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Psychotria capensis subsp. capensis var. capensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156410, retrieved 22 May 2017

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