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Genus: Psychotria

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Gentianales > Family: Rubiaceae

About 1400 species, occurring in the tropics, with eight species native to southern Africa and a further species cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Psychotria amboniana

Recorded from Mozambique.

 

Psychotria capensis (Cream Psychotria)

Psychotria capensis (Cream psychotria)

Psychotria djumaensis

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Psychotria kirkii

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Psychotria mahonii

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Psychotria peduncularis

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Psychotria pumila

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Psychotria zombamontana

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

Psychotria punctata

Native to Kenya, Tanzania and the Comoros. Cultivated in the Lowveld Botanical Gardens, Mpumalanga.

 

Publications

  • Verdcourt, B. 1976. Flora of Tropical East Africa. Rubiaceae (part 1): 1-414.

  • Verdcourt, B. 1989. Rubiaceae. Flora Zambesiaca 5,1: 1-210.

 

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