Psychotria kirkii Hiern

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images

Psychotria kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Val D'Or

Psychotria kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Val D'Or

Psychotria kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Psychotria kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle, kopje behind hotel

Psychotria kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle, kopje behind hotel

Psychotria kirkii

Photo: Rob Burrett
Tree Society Arboretum, Lake Chivero

Psychotria kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Southern Cross Farm, Chegutu

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms:
Common names: Bwanashupa (Shona)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Small shrub. Leaves opposite, elliptic to obovate, variously velvety pubescent. glandular nodules scattered throughout the leaf lamina. Flowers in axillary umbels, white, cream or greenish. Fruits orange-red when ripe, subspherical.
Notes: The only widespread species of Psychotria in Zimbabwe, occurring in savannah habitats.
Derivation of specific name: kirkii: named after Dr John Kirk, who accompanied David Livingstone on his Zambezi expedition of 1858
Habitat: In various types of woodland, often associated with rocks or termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1540 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Uganda, Sudan, southern Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Sunday 25 January 2015
Literature:

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

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Pages 166 - 167.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 28 - 29.


Comments

comments powered by Disqus

Other sources of information about Psychotria kirkii:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Psychotria kirkii
Flora of Mozambique: Psychotria kirkii
Flora of Zambia: Psychotria kirkii

External websites:

African Plant Database: Psychotria kirkii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Psychotria kirkii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Psychotria kirkii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Psychotria kirkii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Psychotria kirkii
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Psychotria kirkii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Psychotria kirkii
Ispot Southern Africa : Psychotria kirkii
JSTOR Plant Science: Psychotria kirkii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Psychotria kirkii
Tropicos: Psychotria kirkii
West African Plants database: Psychotria kirkii


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 kirkii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156430, retrieved 30 June 2016

Site software last modified: 15 January 2016 10:17am (GMT +2)
Terms of use