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

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Status: Native
Shrub or small tree. Leaves elliptic to obovate, 10-20 cm long, stiff and leathery, glossy green, midrib and main lateral veins distinctly paler; domatia present. Flowers in branched heads; corolla 4-5 mm in diameter, cream to yellow, densely hairy in the throat. Fruits in dense clusters, ovoid, c. 7mm long, blackish when ripe.
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, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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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

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


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JSTOR Plant Science: Psychotria capensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Psychotria capensis
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West African Plants database: Psychotria capensis

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: Species information: Psychotria capensis subsp. capensis var. capensis., retrieved 11 December 2016

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