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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Comoros, Madagascar.
Saba comorensis

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Lianas, with tendrils; latex white
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers sweetly scented, in cymes that are grouped into short dense terminal panicles
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 below the middle of the corolla-tube; anthers not keeled
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style with cylindrical or ellipsoidal head
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a many-seeded glabrous berry with a rather hard wall.
Distribution
Three species, all in Africa, one extending to Madagascar and the Comoro Islands.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Lianas with curled tendrils and white latex in all parts
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, with some colleters in axils
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal in forks or on the tendrils
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers sweet-scented
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white or creamy with orange or yellow throat; tube inside with a pilose belt around the anther; lobes overlapping to the left
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens inserted below the middle of the tube; anthers glabrous, acute at the apex, cordate at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary glabrous or with a setose belt just below the truncate apex; pistil head oblong or ellipsoid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a many-seeded berry with a glabrous, smooth or rough sclerified pericarp and edible pulp.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tendrillous lianes.
Morphology General Exudate
Latex present in all parts, abundant.
Morphology General Spines
Spines absent.
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes terminal, grouped into panicles with short to long peduncle.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx lobes imbricate, free to base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla hypocrateriform; tube cylindric, slightly enlarged at level of anthers, pilose within especially towards the mouth; lobes contorted, overlapping to the left, ± elliptic, shorter or longer than tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens inserted below the middle of the corolla tube; anthers subsessile, without carina.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary hairy or glabrous (not in F.Z. area); style glabrous, clavuncle linear-fusiform, stigma not quite attaining level of anthers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit glabrous, a many-seeded berry with sclerified pericarp.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Saba (Pichon) Pichon appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Mém. Inst. Franç. Afrique Noire 35: 302 (1953)

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

  • in Mém. I.F.A.N. 35: 302 (1953).

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Mém. Inst. Fr. Afr. Noire 35: 302 (1953).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Leeuwenberg & van Dilst in Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59: 189–206 (1989).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Leeuwenberg & van Dilst in B.J.B.B. 59: 189–206 (1989)
  • in Mém. I.F.A.N. 35: 302 (1953)

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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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
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