Psychotria eminiana (Kuntze) E.M.A. Petit
var. eminiana

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Psychotria eminiana var. eminiana

Picture: Meg Coates Palgrave
Lichinga, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Grumilea stolzii K. Krause
Psychotria humilis Hutch.
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Status: Native
Suffrutex, to 2 m. Leaves without bacterial nodules but with domatia. Petiole 0.3-3 cm. Lamina variable, ovate, obovate, elliptic to circular; glabrous or pubescent above, paler and more pubescent beneath, often with a characteristic pattern of dark veins beneath on drying; apex usually obtuse. Inflorescence a terminal much-branched panicle. Flowers yellow, greenish-yellow or cream; lobes 1.7-2.5 mm long. Fruits didymous, ± subspherical, red.
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Worldwide distribution: Nigeria, Cameroun, Central African Republic, Burundi, DRC, Sudan, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,E
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 251.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 904. (Includes a picture).

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 14 - 15.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Psychotria eminiana var. eminiana., retrieved 17 July 2024

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