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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & 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
Climbers with white latex.
Morphology Stem
Stems twining; interpetiolar stipules frill-like
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, herbaceous to sub-leathery; petiole fluted, with reddish colleters; lamina with main vein sunken above, with reddish colleters towards base, prominent beneath; secondary veins looping
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences of lax axillary paniculate cymes, bracts acicular. Flower buds ovoid-conical
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla rotate, coriaceous; tube saucershaped; lobes obliquely narrowly ovate to sub-orbicular, reddish, maroon or purplish on inside
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Gynostegial corona absent Corolline corona lobes free, fleshy, tri- or bi-segmented, central segment corniculate or ligulate and absent or present, lateral segments flap-like with apices rounded
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens sub-sessile from inner bases of coronal feet.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers broadly hastate, whitish, acuminate; pollen in tetrads
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Interstaminal nectary lobes scoop-shaped, laterally fused with inner bases of coronal feet, arranged cone-like around styles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style-head very broadly ovoid, dark coloured
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles paired, narrowly ovoid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds with coma of hairs.
Note
A genus of two species, endemic to Africa.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Mondia Skeels appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Bur. Pl. Industr. U.S.D.A. 223: 45 (1911)

Accepted by

  • Goyder, S., Harris, T., Masinde, S., Meve, U. & Venter, J. (2012). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Apocynaceae(2): 1-530.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in Bull. U.S. Dep.Agric. Bur. Pl. Ind. No. 223: 45 (1911).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • K.B. 15: 203 (1961)
  • U.S.D.A. Bur. Pl. Industr. Bull. 223: 45 (1911)

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