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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tree or shrub, glabrous in all parts except inside the corolla tube; white latex present in all parts
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal, rarely axillary, a compound umbellate cyme, pedunculate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers fragrant or not
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals imbricate, with 2–4 rows of colleters at the extreme base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla tube thick and fleshy, almost cylindrical; lobes overlapping to the left, entire, spreading and later recurved
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens included; filaments short
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary of two separate carpels, united at the extreme base by a disk-like thickening; ovules numerous in each carpel; pistil head of a stigmatic oblong basal part and a stigmoid apex up to 1.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit of two separate mericarps, up to 80-seeded.

Native to:

Benin, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Uganda, Zaïre

Picralima Pierre appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Harris, D.J. [996], Central African Republic 60368.000

First published in Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris 2: 1278 (1896)

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: 81 (1953).
  • —F.T.A. 4, 1: 96

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Omino in Wageningen Agric. Univ. Pap. 96 (I): 128–134 (1996).
  • Stapf in F.T.A. 4, 1: 96 (1902)
  • in Bull. Soc. Linn. Paris 2: 1278 (1896)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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/
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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