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

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Psychotria capensis subsp. capensis var. capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Mpawe Village,Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Psychotria capensis subsp. capensis var. capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Mpawe Village,Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Psychotria capensis subsp. capensis var. capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Mpawe Village,Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Psychotria capensis subsp. capensis var. capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Mpawe Village,Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Psychotria capensis subsp. capensis var. capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Mpawe Village,Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Psychotria capensis subsp. capensis var. capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Mpawe Village,Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Psychotria capensis subsp. capensis var. capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhahomba area, Chimanimani National Reserve

Psychotria capensis subsp. capensis var. capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhahomba area, Chimanimani National Reserve

Psychotria capensis subsp. capensis var. capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhahomba area, Chimanimani National Reserve

Psychotria capensis subsp. capensis var. capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhahomba area, Chimanimani National Reserve

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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; stipuls simple triangular-ovate. Flowers in branched heads; corolla 4-5 mm in diameter, rich cream or yellow, densely hairy in the throat. Fruits in dense clusters, ovoid, c. 7 mm long, red to 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, Eswatini and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 11 January 2017
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 903. As Psychotria capensis (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 46.

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).

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.

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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Psychotria capensis
African Plant Database: Psychotria capensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Psychotria capensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Psychotria capensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Psychotria capensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Psychotria capensis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Psychotria capensis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Psychotria capensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Psychotria capensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Psychotria capensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Psychotria capensis
Plants of the World Online: Psychotria capensis
Tropicos: Psychotria capensis
Wikipedia: Psychotria capensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Psychotria capensis subsp. capensis var. capensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156410, retrieved 28 November 2020

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