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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.

[FZ]

Rubiaceae, D.M.Bridson & B.Verdcourt. Flora Zambesiaca 5:3. 2003

Morphology General Habit
Unarmed shrubs or small trees with the leaves and flowers borne on very short lateral shoots.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves small, gradually narrowed into a short petiole; stipules ovate-triangular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers hermaphrodite, 5-merous, solitary, subterminal, 1–3 at the ends of the lateral shoots, pedicellate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx tube ellipsoid, equalling the campanulate limb-tube; lobes 5, elliptic, linear-oblong, ovate or usually obtriangular, obovate or spathulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla tube funnel-shaped, strongly narrowed at base, densely pilose inside at the middle; lobes 5, oblong-elliptic, a little shorter than the tube, overlapping to the left in bud.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers linear, sessile, partly included, dorsifixed at the sinuses between the corolla lobes; pollen grains single, 3-colporate with finely reticulate exine.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 2-locular; ovules 5–8 arranged in c. 3 rows on a laterally compressed placenta attached to the middle of the septum, the placental tissue slightly raised between the ovules; pollen presenter exserted, narrowly clavate, subulate at the base, winged above, at first undivided but finally splitting into 2 parts revealing the stigmatic surfaces.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a small berry, 10-ribbed, with thin pericarp, crowned by the funnel-shaped calyx limb-tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds free, compressed angular-ovoid; testa reticulate, actually made up of narrow elongate cells.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

Coddia Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Kew Bull. 36: 509 (1981)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Kew Bull. 36: 509 (1981).

Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0