8352.030 Psydrax Gaertn.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, sometimes climbing. Stipules glabrous inside. Inflorescence of umbellate or branched cymes. Flowers 4-5-merous. Calyx tube broad; the limb reduced to a rim. Corolla white or yellow; lobes reflexed. Style usually at least twice as long as the corolla tube; pollen-presenter cylindric. Ovary 2-locular.

Derivation of name: from the Greek psydrax, blister or bump, perhaps referring to the bumps on the leaf upper surface above the domatia or alternatively to the warty seeds of some species.

Worldwide: 100 species in the Old World tropics.

Mozambique: 13 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
fragrantissima (K.Schum.) Bridson[NrEnd]M
kaessneri (S. Moore) BridsonN
kraussioides (Hiern) BridsonZ,MSDescription, Image
livida (Hiern) BridsonN,Z,T,MS,GIDescription, Image
locuples (K. Schum.) BridsonGI,M
martinii (Dunkley) Bridson
micans (Bullock) Bridson[NrEnd]N,Z,MS
moggii Bridson[End]N,MS,GI,M
obovata (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Bridson subsp. elliptica BridsonMS
obovata (Klotzsch ex Eckl. & Zeyh.) Bridson subsp. obovata GI,M
parviflora (Afzel.) Bridson subsp. chapmanii BridsonN,Z,MS
schimperiana (A.Rich.) Bridson subsp. schimperiana
sp. A of Burrows et Al.: 931, 2018N

Other sources of information about Psydrax:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Psydrax
Flora of Caprivi: Psydrax
Flora of Malawi: Psydrax
Flora of Zambia: Psydrax
Flora of Zimbabwe: Psydrax

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Psydrax
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Psydrax
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Psydrax
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Psydrax
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Psydrax
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Psydrax
JSTOR Plant Science: Psydrax
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Psydrax
Plants of the World Online: Psydrax
Tropicos: Psydrax
Wikipedia: Psydrax

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Psydrax.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1401, retrieved 27 September 2023

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