8278.010 Coptosperma Hook. f.

De Block, P., Degreef, J. & Robbrecht, E. (2002) Reinstatement of the Afro-Malagasy genus Coptosperma (Rubiaceae, Ixoroideae, Pavetteae) Syst. Geogr. Pl. 71 455-492

Degreef, J., De Block, P., & Robbrecht, E. (2002) A survey of continental African Coptosperma (Rubiaceae, Pavetteae). Syst. Geogr. Pl. 71 367-382

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves coriaceous, less often chartaceous. Stipules without darkened central area. Inflorescences terminal on main and lateral branches, sometimes borne on short spurs or axillary. Calyx with both limb-tube and lobes present. Corolla hairless outside. Placenta bearing 2-8 pendulous ovules or ovate with 2-3 impressed ovules. Fruit brown or red, drying blackish, 1(-2)-locular. Seeds 1(-2) per fruit, blackish, reticulate, with an irregular, less often circular, excavation.

Worldwide: c. 60 species in eastern Tropical Africa, Comoros, Madagascar, Seychelles and the Mascarenes

Malawi: 2 taxa.

Coptosperma neurophyllum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
neurophyllum (S. Moore) DegreefN,C,SImage
zygoon (Bridson) DegreefSDescription, Image

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Coptosperma
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Coptosperma
JSTOR Plant Science: Coptosperma
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Coptosperma
Plants of the World Online: Coptosperma
Tropicos: Coptosperma
Wikipedia: Coptosperma

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Coptosperma.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1627, retrieved 2 June 2023

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