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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to S. Africa.
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
Massive lianas, or erect to twining herbs arising from subterranean or partially exposed tuber.
Morphology General Exudate
Latex white
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences extra-axillary, umbelliform
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla rotate, fused part not extending beyond corona; lobes linear, spreading
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corolline corona absent Gynostegial corona forming a tube obscuring the gynostegium with several series of erect or spreading lobes at the mouth of the tube, and an inner series of 5 tall erect lobes arising from the inner face of the corona tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynostegium
Gynostegium with connivent, erect, inflated and somewhat translucent anther appendages filling the mouth of the corona tube and completely obscuring the much shorter stylar head
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollinarium
Pollinarium with two erect, flattened, clear or translucent pollinia attached directly to the pale brown corpusculum; corpusculum long and narrow, narrower than the pollinia.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollinia
Pollinia consisting of tetrads which are not enclosed by a wall
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles pendulous, single by abortion, fusiform and narrowing into a slender beak.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds flattened, ovate with a narrow marginal rim, with coma at one end only (extending around margin in one species outside the Flora region).

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Fockea Endl. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in S.L.Endlicher & E.Fenzl, Nov. Stirp. Dec.: 17 (1839)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

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