Coddia rudis (E.Mey. ex Harv.) Verdc.
  • Kew Bull.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Coddia rudis (E.Mey. ex Harv.) Verdc. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000904151. Accessed on: 28 Oct 2021'

Morphology

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.

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    Shrub 1–2.5 m or tree to 4 m tall, unarmed, much-branched; young branches grey, pubescent.

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    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.

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    Pedicels 1–2 mm long, sometimes lengthening to 4–5 mm in fruit.

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    Anthers mostly included, the tips exserted for 2 mm; pollen presenter exserted for 5–6 mm.

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    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.

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    Seeds pale chestnut-coloured, c. 2.5 × 1.8 × 0.7 mm.

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    Fruit 5–7 mm long and wide, ellipsoid to ± subglobose, glabrous or slightly to densely setulose or pilose.

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    Shrub, 1.0-2.5 m high. Corolla tube developed with upper funnel-shaped part and lower cylindrical part. Style narrowly clavate, winged at apex. Anthers apiculate. Fruits small, seeds compressed ovoid-angular, not in a pulp. Flowers white, cream or yellow.

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    Habitat

    Open woodland and scrub and margins of forest.

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      Bibliography

     Information From

    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
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    Rubiaceae
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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