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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Niger to Djibouti and N. Kenya.
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
Ephemeral herb with solitary or paired extra-axillary flowers.
Morphology General Exudate
Latex colour not recorded, but almost certainly clear
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx lobed almost to the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla with a short tube and slender lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corolline corona of 5 lobes arising from the top of the corolla-tube at the corolla-lobe sinuses; gynostegial corona absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers terminated by membranous anther-appendages
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollinia
Pollinia erect in the anther sacs and with a pellucid upper margin, attached to the minute corpusculum by short, broad, translator-arms
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Apex of stylar head erect, conical, exserted well beyond the anthers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles terete, smooth, glabrous, erect.
Note
A single species.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Ephemeral herb; latex not recorded but probably clear
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 1–2, extra-axillary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla with a short tube; lobes narrowing abruptly into a long-attenuate apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Gynostegial corona absent Corolline corona-lobes arising from the top of the corolla-tube at the sinuses between the corolla-lobes, slender, subulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers terminated by short, erect, membranous anther-appendages
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollinia
Pollinia erect, with translucent germination zones on inner margins, attached to the minute corpusculum by short broad translator-arms
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigmatic head erect, conical, exserted well beyond the anthers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles erect, usually single, terete, smooth, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds with a tuft of hairs at one end.
Note
A single species in Africa.

Native to:

Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Somalia, Sudan

Conomitra Fenzl appears in other Kew resources:

First published in S.L.Endlicher & E.Fenzl., Nov. Stirp. Dec.: 65 (1839)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Field in Kew Bull. 37: 344–347 (1982).
  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by D. Goyder [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Endl., Nov. Stirp. Mus. Dec.: 65 (1839)
  • K.B. 10: 612–613 (1956)
  • K.B. 37: 341–347 (1982)

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
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