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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Central Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Apocynaceae, A. J. M. Leeuwenberg & F. K. Kupicha et al. Flora Zambesiaca 7:2. 1985

Morphology General Habit
Rhizomatous shrubs with straight stems; tendrils absent.
Morphology General Exudate
Latex present, abundant in the rootstocks.
Morphology General Spines
Spines absent.
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes terminal and axillary.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx lobes ± free to base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla hypocrateriform; tube glabrous without, pilose within around the stamens and near the mouth; lobes contorted, overlapping to the left, ± equalling tube, glabrous or ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens inserted in the lower third of the tube, anthers subsessile, without carina.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary hairy; ovules few, in 2 series in each loculus; style, clavuncle and stigma very short.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a few-seeded glabrous berry without sclerified pericarp.

Native to:

Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

Introduced into:

Trinidad-Tobago

Chamaeclitandra (Stapf) Pichon appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Mém. Inst. Franç. Afrique Noire 35: 202 (1953)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Mém. Inst. Fr. Afr. Noire 35: 202 (1953).

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0