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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub 1–2.5 m or tree to 4 m tall, unarmed, much-branched; young branches grey, pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 0.8–5.5 × 0.3–3.3 cm, elliptic to almost round, usually obtuse or obtusely acuminate at the apex, cuneate and contracted into the petiole, thin in texture, ± shortly pubescent on midrib above, with hairy domatia in leaf axils beneath or ± densely shortly bristly pubescent on both surfaces; true petioles short, rarely up to 1 cm long together with the narrowed leaf base, ciliate; stipules 1–2 mm long, pubescent, the persistent bases rendering the short shoots nodular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 1–2 mm long, sometimes lengthening to 4–5 mm in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx glabrous to pubescent; tube 1–2 mm long; limb-tube 1–1.5 mm long; lobes 0.5–1.5(2.5) mm long, persistent in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white or cream-coloured turning dark yellow, glabrous outside; tube 5–7 mm long; lobes (3)4–6 × 1.7–2.5(5.5) mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers mostly included, the tips exserted for 2 mm; pollen presenter exserted for 5–6 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 5–7 mm long and wide, ellipsoid to ± subglobose, glabrous or slightly to densely setulose or pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds pale chestnut-coloured, c. 2.5 × 1.8 × 0.7 mm.

Native to:

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

Coddia rudis (E.Mey. ex Harv.) Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 1, 1983 Burchell, W.J. [3656], South Africa K000414810
Apr 1, 1983 Krauss [314], South Africa K000414812
Apr 1, 1983 Krauss [347], South Africa K000414813 isosyntype
Apr 1, 1983 Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000414814 isosyntype
Apr 1, 1983 Sanderson, J. [199], South Africa K000414818 isotype
Apr 1, 1983 Gueinzius [s.n.], South Africa K000414817 isosyntype
Apr 1, 1983 Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000414811 isosyntype
Apr 1, 1983 Krauss [347], South Africa K000414816 isosyntype
Apr 1, 1983 Gerrard, W.T. [3], South Africa K000414815

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

Accepted by

  • Calane da Silva, M., Izdine, S. & Amuse, A.B. (2004). A Preliminary Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Mozambique: 1-184. SABONET, Pretoria.
  • 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.

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