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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub with white latex
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, with a row of colleters in the axils
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal or in axils of upper leaves, paniculate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 5-merous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx with 0–5 colleters at the base near the edge
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla salver-shaped; tube urceolate; lobes overlapping to the left, with a corona at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens included; filaments short, hispid at the apex; anthers apiculate and pilose at the apex, rounded at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary of two free, rounded carpels, glabrous; pistil head with a cylindrical basal part with a skirt at the top and bottom and a bifid stigmoid apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit of two slender, almost free follicular mericarps, dehiscent adaxially, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds with a coma at the apex, directed towards the base of the fruit

Native to:

Tanzania

Stephanostema K.Schum. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 34: 325 (1904)

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 Tropical East Africa

  • Barink in Meded. Landbouwhogeschool 83 (7): 42–47 (1983)
  • in E.J. 34: 325 (1904)

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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