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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Mozambique.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Apocynaceae (part 2), David Goyder, Timothy Harris, Siro Masinde, Ulrich Meve, Johan Venter. Flora of Tropical East Africa, 2012

Morphology General Habit
Perennial suffrutescent climber with white latex.
Morphology Roots
Root tubers turnip-shaped or cylindrical
Morphology Stem
Stems twining
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite or fascicled; interpetiolar ridges with dentate colleters.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal and axillary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla tube campanulate to shallowly campanulate; lobes oblong-ovate or obovate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corolline corona inserted in mouth of the corolla tube, coronal feet fused with staminal filaments and nectaries forming an annulus, lobes ligulate or cylindrical, 2-, 3-, or 5-fid. Gynostegial corona absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens arise from inner base of coronal feet.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments filiform.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers ovate to ovate-hastiform, base with white callosities, pollen in pollinia
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Interstaminal nectaries lobular, fused laterally with coronal feet
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style-head broadly ovoid, translators spatulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynostegium
Gynostegium just protruding from corolla mouth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles paired, widely divergent, cylindrical-ovoid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds not known.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial climbers from fleshy tuber; latex white
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite or clustered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal and axillary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals acicular, ovate or triangular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla-tube campanulate to shallowly campanulate, with exserted gynostegium; lobes oblong-ovate or obovate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona-lobes inserted at mouth of corolla, basally widened and fused into a ring, filiform, 2- to 5-fid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens inserted at inner base of corona-lobes; filaments filiform; anthers ovate to ovate-hastiform; pollen in pollinia
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Interstaminal nectaries distinct
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigmatic head broadly ovoid; pollen translators spathulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles paired, widely divergent, very narrowly ovoid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds with a tuft of hairs at one end.
Distribution
Two species in eastern Africa, from Ethiopia and Somalia in the north to Mozambique in the south.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda

Schlechterella K.Schum. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam., index: 462 (1899)

Accepted by

  • Albers, F. & Meve, U. (eds.) (2002). Illustrated handbook of succulent plants Asclepiadaceae, corr. 2nd printing: 1-318. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg,New York.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by J. Venter [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • E. & P. Pf., Index: 462 (1899)
  • S. Afr. Journ. Bot. 64: 350–355 (1998)

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
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 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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