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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, Arabian Peninsula.
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
Erect, multistemmed riverine shrubs branching mainly near the base, glabrous in all parts except the corolla
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite with stipules or colleters distributed along interpetiolar line or restricted solely to the leaf axils
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences extraaxillary.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers arranged in an indeterminate condensed spiral
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla ± rotate to campanulate with a shaggy indumentum of white hairs towards the apex and margins of the lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynostegium
Gynostegium stipitate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Gynostegial corona lobes arising near the base of the anther wings, subglobose or somewhat compressed laterally Corolline corona absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anther wings vertical, frequently somewhat flared at base; anther appendages membranous, inflexed over apex of stylar head
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollinarium
Pollinaria with an ovoid corpusculum, straight or slightly articulated translator arms and pollinia circular or only slightly flattened in section
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Stylar head flat.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles single or paired, inflated or not.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds generally inflated, not differentiated into disc and rim, with a coma of silky hairs.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe

Kanahia R.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Asclepiadeae: 28 (1810)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Nordic J.B. 6: 790 (1986)
  • On the Asclepiadeae: 39 (1810)

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