Pavetta


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Pavetta

an African plant genus in the family Rubiaceae; plants contain an unidentified toxin which causes myocarditis and sudden death due to acute heart failure. The condition is also known as gousiekte. Includes P. harbori, P. schumanniana. Called also pavettabossie, tonnabossie, gousiekte tree, poisonous bride's bush.
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particularly in the genera Pavetta, Sericanthe, and Psychotria of the
This was similar to the population dynamics of Crotonothrips dantahasta on Memecylon edule (Melastomataceae), and of Teuchothrips longus on Pavetta hispidula (Rubiaceae), both of which were influenced by the presence of young leaves (Ananthakrishnan & Raman 1989).
De Block & Robbrecht, 1998: 29/(300)400, 5 unidentified; see also De Block, 1998; Mathew & Philip, 1983: 4+1/(300)400, 1 as Pavetta calycina)