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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Loganiaceae, A. J. M. Leeuwenberg. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a terminal raceme. Pedicels suberect, bibracteate. Lower bracts leafy, decreasing towards the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 4–merous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals equal, green, glabrous on both sides or scaly outside, united for 0·2–0·4 of their length, obtuse, rounded or nearly so at the apex, entire, persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla cup–shaped, mostly glabrous outside, inside pillose, at least in the tube; lobes imbricate, suborbicular, rounded, entire, spreading.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens exserted, inserted just below the corolla mouth or somewhat lower; anthers shorter or longer than the filaments, oblong or nearly so, deeply cordate at the base, rounded to apiculate at the apex, glabrous, introse; cells parallel, discrete, dehiscent throughout by a longitudinal slit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Pistil glabrous; ovary narrowly ovoid to oblong, laterally compressed, rounded or shortly bilobed at the apex, with a disk–like base, 2–celled; style persistent; stigma capitate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule oblong, laterally compressed or not, fairly bilobed, with an indented line along the line of dehiscence, bivalved; valves tom at the apex, with a revolute margin being the tom septum, glabrous inside; dry placentae with seeds in valves.
Morphology General Habit
Undershrubs or herbs with woody base, glabrous or bearing stellate hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, sessile.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Gomphostigma Turcz. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou 16: 53 (1843)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Benin in DC., Prodr. 10: 434 (1846)
  • Leeuwenberg in Acta Bot. Neerl. 16: 143 (1967)
  • in Acta Bot. Neerl. 20: 682 (1971)
  • in Benth & Hook. f., Gen. Pl. 2: 792 (1876).
  • in Bull Soc. Nat, Mosc. 16: 53 (1843).
  • in Journ. Linn. Soc., Bot. 1: 95 (1857)
  • in Meded. Landb. Wag. 77, 8: 15–30 (1977).

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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