Coffea malabarica (Sivar., Biju & P.Mathew),

Davis, Aaron P., 2010, Six species of Psilanthus transferred to Coffea (Coffeeae, Rubiaceae), Phytotaxa 10, pp. 41-45: 42

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/phytotaxa.10.1.6

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4899787

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/71340805-FFB9-FFEA-FF6E-4E94FE064F9A

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Coffea malabarica (Sivar., Biju & P.Mathew)
status

comb. nov.

Coffea malabarica (Sivar., Biju & P.Mathew)  A.P.Davis, comb. nov.

Basionym:— Psilanthus malabaricus Sivar., Biju & P.Mathew (1992: 219)  . Type : INDIA. Malabar, 1836, R. Wight 1431 (holotype K!).

Distribution: —Western India (Malabar). TDWG: 40 IND.

Characteristics:— Psilanthus malabaricus  was synonymised under P. fragrans  (Wall. ex Hook.f.) J.- F.Leroy by Deb (2020). These species, although similar in overall appearance, are easily distinguished by leaf and inflorescence morphology, in agreement with the circumscription proposed by Sivarajan et al. (1992). In particular, the leaves of C. malabarica  lack the very distinctive cross veins of C. fragrans Wall. ex Hook.  f., have inflorescences regularly confined to the nodes (vs. inflorescences terminal on short shoots or confined to the upper nodes only), a short calyx limb with rather few colleters (vs. large, cup-like calyx limb with many colleters). Coffea malabarica  and C. fragrans  possess leaf domatia, in contradiction to the identification key and descriptions for these species given in Sivarajan et al. (1992) which incorrectly states that domatia are in absent in these species.

K

Royal Botanic Gardens

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Gentianales

Family

Rubiaceae

Genus

Coffea

Loc

Coffea malabarica (Sivar., Biju & P.Mathew)

Davis, Aaron P. 2010
2010
Loc

Psilanthus malabaricus Sivar., Biju & P.Mathew (1992: 219)

Sivar., Biju & P. Mathew 1992: 219
1992