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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to S. Africa.

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial liana with white latex.
Morphology Roots
Roots branched, tubers numerous.
Morphology Stem
Stems twining, nodes swollen
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Interpetiolar stipules fleshy, sub-spherical, dentate
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, petiolate, margins undulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences many-flowered dichasia and/or monochasia
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla greenish, semi-succulent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Gynostegial corona absent Corolline corona inserted in corolla mouth, 5-lobed; lobes broadly obcordate or obtriangular, laterally fused pocket-like to corolla lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens inserted directly beneath corona lobes and fused to their inner bases; pollen in tetrads, grains 4–16-porate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Interstaminal nectaries pocket/disc-like near base of corolla tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynostegium
Gynostegium exposed above corolla mouth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles paired, divergent, narrowly ovoid or narrowly ellipsoid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds narrowly ovate to oblong-ovate, flattened, concavo-convex, with distal coma of hairs
Note
A genus of two species, endemic to Africa.

Native to:

Angola, Cape Provinces, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

Chlorocyathus Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 16: t. 1557 (1887)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Hooker’s Icon. Pl. 16: t. 1557 (1887)
  • S. Afr. Journ. Bot. 74: 288–294 (2008)

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/
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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