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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
Shrubs or small trees, rarely lianas, with all parts glabrous except inside the corolla tube; white latex present in all parts
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3–5
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence predominantly axillary, sometimes terminal at the same time, fasciculate, ramiflorous, 1–40-flowered, sessile; bracts very small, scale-like; pedicels 1–2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers very fragrant
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals without colleters
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pure white to yellow; tube greenish in bud; lobes overlapping to the left in bud, always shorter than the tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary of 2–5 separate carpels, united at the extreme base by a disk-like thickening; pistil head ellipsoid or oblong
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit yellow to bright orange, smooth to rugose, of 2–5 separate mericarps (2 in our area), with a rounded to hooked apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds brown, sometimes angular; embryo straight, spatulate.

[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 Leaves
Leaves opposite or verticillate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences cymose, axillary, rarely also terminal; pedicels short or absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx glabrous; lobes free to base, herbaceous, imbricate, not revolute, without scales on inner surface.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla hypocrateriform, externally glabrous, internally pubescent below the stamens; tube often with 5 splits developing at level of stamens; lobes contorted, overlapping to the left, not ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens inserted near mouth of corolla tube; filaments short; anthers dorsifixed, introrse, without carina.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary glabrous, 2–5-carpellate, apocarpous, with 1–4 ovules per carpel; clavuncle present; stigma reduced to a sessile area or rarely represented by a rudimentary apiculus.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a compound berry; mericarps not beaked.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds with smooth testa; endosperm horny.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Pleiocarpa Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in G.Bentham & J.D.Hooker, Gen. Pl. 2: 699 (1876)

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: 123 (1953).
  • —F.T.A. 4, 1: 97

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Pichon in Bol. Soc. Brot., Sér. 2, 27: 123 (1953).
  • in Benth. & Hook., Gen. Pl. 2: 699 (1876).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Omino in Wageningen Agric. Univ. Pap. 96 (1): 134–157 (1996)
  • in G. P. 2: 699 (1876)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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