Hedythyrsus Bremek.

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003) Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3)

Description of the genus

Small erect shrubs, invariably turning blackish on drying. Leaves distinctly discolorous, very shortly petiolate, elliptic to lanceolate, rather thick; stipule sheath usually hairy. Flowers small in many-flowered dense terminal corymbs or panicles. Calyx lobes 4, triangular or lanceolate; corolla shortly subcylindric, slightly widened above; lobes 4. Fruit capsule depressed hemispherical, produced into a conical beak. Seeds few, much compressed, elliptic or oblong.

Worldwide: Two species in tropical Africa.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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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: Hedythyrsus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2016, retrieved 24 September 2023

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