8399.010 Chazaliella E.M.A. Petit & Verdc.

Description of the genus

Shrubs. Stems 2-ribbed, with pale corky bark. Stipules 2 (-many)-fid. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3-4; bacterial nodules 0; domatia present. Calyx limb short. Corolla yellow or white; tube shortly cylindric. Flowers 5-merous, often appearing before the leaves are fully developed, in small terminal heads (in ours). Ovary 2-locular; ovule 1 per loculus, erect. Style with 2 stigma lobes. Fruit a drupe with 2 pyrenes. Pyrenes opening by 2 marginal slits. Seeds with a pale testa; endosperm not ruminate. Differs from Psychotria, to which it is closely related, by the dehiscent pyrenes, the pale testa and the non-ruminate endosperm.

Worldwide: 25 species in tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

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abrupta (Hiern) E.M.A. Petit & Verdc. var. abrupta N,E,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Chazaliella
Flora of Mozambique: Chazaliella
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Chazaliella
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Chazaliella
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Wikipedia: Chazaliella
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Chazaliella
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Chazaliella

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Chazaliella.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1414, retrieved 31 January 2023

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