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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or trees, rarely lianas, glabrous in all parts except inside the corolla tube; white or colourless latex present in all parts
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence mostly terminal, sometimes also axillary, few–many-flowered cymes, dense to lax, pedunculate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers fragrant
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals free or connate, with colleters covering about half of the sepal length
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla tube much longer than calyx, almost cylindrical; corolla lobes overlapping to the left in bud, sometimes twisted, spreading and recurved later
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens included
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary of 2 separate carpels united at the extreme base by a disk-like thickening; pistil head of a stigmatic subglobose basal part and a stigmoid apex up to 1 mm long; ovules 1–6(–30) in each carpel
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit smooth or warty (not in our area), of two separate mericarps, with a rounded to beaked apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 1–9(–26), brown, variously shaped.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Trees, shrubs and lianes.
Morphology General Exudate
Latex present.
Morphology General Spines
Spines and tendrils absent.
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules absent.
Morphology Stem
Stems and leaves completely glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences cymose, terminal, rarely also axillary; pedicels present, up to 1 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx glabrous; lobes free to base, herbaceous, imbricate, not revolute; scales present, covering part of the ventral surface of sepals.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla hypocrateriform, externally glabrous, internally hairy above and below stamens; tube not developing splits (as in Pleiocarpa); lobes contorted, overlapping to the left, not ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens inserted above the middle of the corolla tube; filaments short, anthers dorsifixed, introrse, without carina.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary glabrous, 2-carpellate, apocarpous, with 2-30 ovules per carpel; clavuncle present; stigmatic apiculus well developed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a compound berry; mericarps not beaked; seeds with smooth testa; endosperm horny.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Distribution
Genus of 12 species, one of which in eastern Africa and southern and south-eastern Asia, and the rest in western and central Africa.
Morphology General Habit
Trees, shrubs or lianes, without tendrils; latex white
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers in usually terminal cymes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes each with a small scale outside
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla salver-shaped; lobes overlapping to the left in bud
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens inserted above the middle of the corolla-tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary glabrous, of 2 free carpels; style-head with apiculate stigma
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit of 2 fleshy berry-like mericarps.

Native to:

Andaman Is., Benin, Cabinda, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Laos, Liberia, Malaya, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sumatera, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam, Zaïre

Hunteria Roxb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bally, P.R.O. [B4712], Kenya 2282.000
Bally, P.R.O. [B2157], Kenya 2283.000
s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.], Myanmar K001132393
Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 9066] K001132170

First published in Fl. Ind. 2: 531 (1824)

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 Bol. Soc. Brot. 27: 88 (1953).

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Fl. Ind., ed. 2, 1: 695 (1832).
  • Pichon in Bol. Soc. Brot., Sér. 2, 27: 88 (1953).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by M. Gilbert [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Pichon in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 27: 88–112 (1953).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Omino in Wageningen Agric. Univ. Pap. 96 (1): 88–128 (1996)
  • ed. 2 (1): 695 (1832)
  • in Fl. Ind. Seramp. ed. Carey & Wall. 2: 531 (1824)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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