Coffea mufindiensis Bridson
subsp. lundaziensis Bridson

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Coffea mufindiensis subsp. lundaziensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Forest, Nyika National Park

Coffea mufindiensis subsp. lundaziensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Forest, Nyika National Park

Coffea mufindiensis subsp. lundaziensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Forest, Nyika National Park

Coffea mufindiensis subsp. lundaziensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Forest, Nyika National Park

Coffea mufindiensis subsp. lundaziensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Forest, Nyika National Park

Coffea mufindiensis subsp. lundaziensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Forest, Nyika National Park

Coffea mufindiensis subsp. lundaziensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Forest, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Coffea ligustroides sensu White, non S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Leaves opposite, narrowly to broadly elliptic, up to 6.5 × 3 cm, slightly but stiffly leathery with 5-7 pairs of lateral veins and visible net-veining on both surfaces, somewhat shiny above; domatia with or without hairs, conspicuous; stipules 2.5-4 mm long. Flowers 1-2 cm in diameter, white, 1 or 2 together, axillary. Fruit ellipsoid, c. 10 × 7 mm, orange-yellow when ripe, on stalks mostly 2-3 mm long.
Type location:
Zambia
Notes: Red data status: VU D2
Derivation of specific name: mufindiensis: of Mufindi, a place in Tanzania;
lundaziensis: of the Lundazi Mts in Zambia, where the type specimen for this subspecies was found.
Habitat: Understorey of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: 1800 - 2250 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mafinga Hills, Lundazi Hills and Nyika Plateau in Malawi and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Content last updated: Tuesday 30 April 2019
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 457 - 458.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Pages 238 - 240. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 88.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 474. As Coffea ligustroides

Willis, C.K., Burrows, J.E., Fish, L., Phiri, P.S.M., Chikuni, A.C. & Golding, J. (2001). Developing a greater understanding of the flora of the Nyika Syst. Geogr. Pl. 71(2) Page 1000.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Coffea mufindiensis subsp. lundaziensis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=202940, retrieved 30 November 2021

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