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

[FTEA]

Apocynaceae, E.A. Omino. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2002

Morphology General Habit
Lianas with tendrils; white latex present in all parts
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, inserted on distinct leaf cushions; stipules absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence axillary, thyrsoid, congested or lax
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 5-merous, fragrant
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals green, without colleters
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white, pinkish or yellowish; corolla lobes overlapping to the left
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens deeply included
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 1–celled, with 2 parietal placentas, almost connate at the base, therefore often seemingly 2–locular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a yellow or orange berry with black seeds embedded in fibrous pulp; endosperm copious.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Clitandra Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in W.J.Hooker, Niger Fl.: 445 (1849)

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 of West Tropical Africa

  • Pichon in Mém. I.F.A.N. 35: 205 (1953).
  • —F.T.A. 4, 1: 60

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Leeuwenberg & Berndsen in B.J.B.B. 58: 159 (1988)
  • Stapf in F.T.A. 4, 1: 60 (1902)
  • in Hook., Niger Fl. 445 (1849)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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