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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Comoros.
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
Tendrillous lianes with interpetiolar stipules.
Morphology General Exudate
Latex present, abundant.
Morphology General Spines
Spines absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes grouped into terminal panicles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx lobes imbricate, free to base, with conspicuous glandular auricles (in D. lucida).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla hypocrateriform; tube cylindrical, slightly enlarged at level of anthers; lobes narrowly linear, contorted, overlapping to the left, long-ciliate on inner margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens inserted in the corolla tube between 1/4 and 3/4 of its length; filaments very short; anthers without carina.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary glabrous, multiovulate; clavuncle positioned at base of anthers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a many-seeded glabrous berry lacking a sclerified layer in the pericarp.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Lianas with curled tendrils; white, sticky latex present in all parts; branches with conspicuous transverse leaf scars, lenticellate, virgate-sarmentose
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, exstipulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a loose, elongate, terminal panicle of cymes; pedunculate, often tendril-like
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla glabrous outside, inside pilose at the widest part of the almost cylindrical tube; corolla lobes overlapping to the left, long-ciliate along the margin that is covered in bud
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens inserted at the widened part of the tube; anthers cordate at the base, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary of two united carpels, disk absent; pistil head composed of an oblong stigmatic basal part and a cleft stigmoid apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a red, orange or yellow berry; pulp yellow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds brown; cotyledons flat, undulate.

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Comoros, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Dictyophleba Pierre appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris, n.s., 1: 92 (1898)

Accepted by

  • 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: 250 (1953).
  • in Bull. Soc. Linn. Paris, n. sér.: 92 (1898)

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Pichon in Mém. Inst. Fr. Afr. Noire 35: 250 (1953).
  • in Bull. Soc. Linn. Paris, N.S. 1: 92 (1898).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Pichon in Mém. I.F.A.N. 35: 250 (1953)
  • de Hoogh in B.J.B.B. 59: 207–226 (1989)
  • in Bull. Soc. Linn. Paris ser. 2, 1: 92 (1898)

Flora Zambesiaca
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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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