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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
Climbing shrubs or lianas with white latex
Morphology Leaves
Leaves (sub-)opposite, colleters absent but glands present near base of petiole; blade with domatia in some vein axils
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal, thyrsoid, many-flowered; bracts sepal-like or leafy
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 5-merous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals imbricate, connate at the base, ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla tube with 5 external pockets appearing as thickenings inside, from about half the length to the base of the lobes; tube glabrous inside except for tufts of hairs alternating with the stamens; lobes in bud contorted, overlapping to the right, slightly ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens included, connivent into a cone; anthers with penicellate hairs at the apex, at both tips with a subglobose thickening up to 0.1 mm in diameter, between the tails on the connective an orbicular patch, the retinacle, with long hairs along the margin adhering to the pistil head
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary semi-inferior, carpels two, connate at the extreme base, entirely or apically densely pubescent; disk present, adnate to the ovary at the base, composed of a ring and 5 lobes, alternating with the stamens; style obconical to cylindrical; pistil head composed of a slightly 5-winged upper and a cylindrical lower portion to which 5 retinacles adhere
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits pendulous, of two woody follicles, connate at the extreme base, dehiscent adaxially
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds attached to the adaxial side of the fruit, flat, elliptic to ovate; coma directed towards the apex of fruit.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

Motandra A.DC. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 8: 423 (1844)

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

  • —F.T.A. 4, 1: 224.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Prodr. 8: 423 (1844)
  • de Kruif in Meded. Landbouwhogeschool 83 (7): 3–17 (1983)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0