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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree, repeatedly dichotomously branched and with 2 inflorescences in each fork, with white latex; branchlets terete.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, those of a pair equal, petiolate, with one or two rows of colleters in the axils; lamina obovate, cuneate at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences corymbose, congested.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers actinomorphic except for the sometimes slightly unequal sepals.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx green.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla with tube yellow and limb creamy to yellow; tube slightly shorter to much longer than the calyx; lobes in the bud overlapping to the right, spreading.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens included or nearly so; anthers sessile, narrowly triangular, acute at the apex, sagittate at the base, glabrous or sometimes papillose, introrse, with upper two-thirds fertile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Pistil glabrous or nearly so; ovary subglobose, composed of 2 free carpels; disk adnate to the ovary for ± 7/10 of its height; clavuncula cylindrical; stigma minute, 2-lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit composed of 2 almost free adaxially dehiscent carpels, wall thinly coriaceous, irregularly striate, grooved when dry.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds few, surrounded by a thin red or orange pulpy aril, obliquely ellipsoid, with a deep groove to 1/2 their width at the hilar side and shallowly grooved at the other sides, minutely rugose; endosperm copious, starchy, white, ruminate, surrounding the spathulate embryo.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub, repeatedly dichotomously branched, with white latex
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, petiolate; colleters present in 1–2 rows in leaf axils
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence two together in forks of branches, congested
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 5-merous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals free, subequal, imbricate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla salver-shaped, lobes in bud overlapping to the right
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens included, anthers sessile, introrse, upper two thirds fertile and dehiscent longitudinally
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary of two free rounded carpels; pistil head with a basal cylindrical part 0.4–0.9 mm long and a bifid stigmoid apex; disk present, adnate to the ovary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits of two ellipsoid almost free follicles, laterally compressed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds surrounded by a thin pulpy red or orange aril; endosperm white, copious; embryo white, spatulate.

Native to:

Angola, Comoros, Kenya, Malawi, Somalia, Tanzania, Zaïre

Schizozygia Baill. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris 1: 752 (1888)

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 Zambesiaca

  • Barink in Meded. Landb. Wag. 83-7: 47, fig. 7 (1984).
  • Hist. Pl. 10: 202 (1889).
  • K. Schum. in Engler & Pranti, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 4, 2: 109 (1895).
  • in Bull. Soc. Linn. Paris 1: 752 (1888)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Barink in Meded. Landbouwhogeschool 83 (7): 47–51 (1983)
  • in Bull. Soc. Linn. Paris 1: 752 (1888)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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