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

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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 (Manica)
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:
Flowering time:Aug - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: Z,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 21 May 2018
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).

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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Flora of Zimbabwe: Psychotria capensis subsp. capensis var. capensis

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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
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Psychotria capensis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Psychotria capensis
iNaturalist: Psychotria capensis
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
The Plant List (version 1.1): Psychotria capensis
Tropicos: Psychotria capensis
Wikipedia: Psychotria capensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Psychotria capensis subsp. capensis var. capensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156410, retrieved 17 September 2019

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