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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical 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
Robust twiners, becoming woody towards the base.
Morphology Roots
Roots fibrous.
Morphology General Exudate
Latex clear, but turning into a white powder on drying
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, membranous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences extra-axillary, pedunculate, with flowers clustered towards the tip of a long-lived racemose axis.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx fused at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla lobes fused only at their extreme base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corolline corona absent Gynostegium stipitate; gynostegial corona of three series – downward pointing staminal lobes partially fused to form a skirt; a whorl of spreading or erect interstaminal lobes; and a further whorl of 5 erect dorsi-ventrally flattened staminal lobes with swollen bases.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollinia
Pollinia erect in the anther sacs, with pellucid inner margins, attached to the minute corpusculum by very short, broad, translator-arms
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Apex of stylar head flat or depressed, not exserted from the staminal column
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles paired, long, slender, fusiform
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoidoblong with a narrow wing and a long coma.

Native to:

Cameroon, Central African Repu, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

Neoschumannia Schltr. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 38: 38 (1905)

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

  • E.J. 119: 427–435 (1997)
  • E.J. 38: 38 (1905)
  • F.W.T.A. ed. 2, 2: 95 (1963)
  • K.B. 52: 733–735 (1997)
  • Pl. Syst. Evol. 197: 233–242 (1995)

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