Psychotria pumila Hiern
var. buzica (S. Moore) E.M.A. Petit

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Psychotria pumila var. buzica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Psychotria pumila var. buzica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Psychotria pumila var. buzica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Psychotria pumila var. buzica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Psychotria pumila var. buzica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Psychotria pumila var. buzica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track from Nhagutua Gorge to rangerpost, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma.

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Synonyms: Psychotria buzica S. Moore
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Mostly a smallish shrub up to c. 1-1.5 m tall but sometimes up to 3 m tall. Leaves opposite, elliptic, 2-14 cm long, mostly hairless but sometimes hairy on the veins; bacterial nodules mostly absent or rarely a few scattered around the leaf blade; stipules prominently bilobed. Inflorescences in few-many-flowered condensed subumbelliform heads, 1-1.5 cm in diameter on a peduncle up to 6.5 cm long. Flowers white. Fruit, subglobose, hairless, crowned by the limb of the calyx, first yellow to orange but bright red when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pumila: dwarf
buzica: of the Buzi River/District in Mozambique.
Habitat: In woodland, open forest, thicket, wooded grassland sometimes on limestone.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Southern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Wednesday 8 June 2016
Literature:

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 73.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 26 - 27.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 492.


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Flora of Malawi: Psychotria pumila var. buzica
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African Plant Database: Psychotria pumila
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Psychotria pumila
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Psychotria pumila
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Psychotria pumila
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Psychotria pumila
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Psychotria pumila
Ispot Southern Africa : Psychotria pumila
JSTOR Plant Science: Psychotria pumila
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Psychotria pumila
Tropicos: Psychotria pumila
West African Plants database: Psychotria pumila


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 pumila var. buzica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156480, retrieved 24 July 2016

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