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

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Psychotria eminiana var. eminiana

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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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Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland, thicket and open bushland, often in dry, stony ground, sometimes in riverine vegetation
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Worldwide distribution: Nigeria, Cameroun, Central African Republic, Burundi, DRC, Sudan, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: N,T
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Content last updated: Friday 5 June 2009

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: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Psychotria eminiana var. eminiana., retrieved 28 September 2021

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