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This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Africa and Asia-Temperate.
Pergularia sp.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Pubescent or tomentose twiners or twining shrubs with white latex
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate to suborbicular, strongly cordate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences extra-axillary, initially appearing umbelliform but lengthening into a raceme
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla with a short tube and spreading lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Gynostegial corona in 2 series; outer corona ring with 5 interstaminal lobes arising from the column at the mouth of the corolla-tube; inner corona of 5 staminal lobes adnate to the staminal column to about half way up the anther wings, semisagittate in outline with a free subulate apex arched over the head of the column and a basal projection Corolline corona absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollinarium
Pollinaria with a pair of pendent, flattened pollinia
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles generally paired, reflexed on the pedicel, lanceolate, curved slightly into a long attenuate beak, ± smooth to strongly echinate, pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds flattened, ovate, margins dentate or crenulate, pubescent on both sides, with a tuft of hairs at one end.
Distribution
Genus of two polymorphic species in Africa, Arabia and India.

[FTEA]

Apocynaceae (part 2), David Goyder, Timothy Harris, Siro Masinde, Ulrich Meve, Johan Venter. Flora of Tropical East Africa, 2012

Morphology General Habit
Tomentose, pubescent or occasionally glabrous twiners or twining shrubs with white latex
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, strongly cordate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences extra-axillary, initially appearing umbelliform but lengthening into a raceme
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla with a short tube, adnate to gynostegium for whole length, and spreading lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Gynostegial corona in 2 series; outer corona ring with 5 interstaminal lobes arising from the column at or just above the mouth of the corolla tube; inner corona of 5 staminal lobes adnate to the staminal column about half way up the anther wings, semi-sagittate in outline with a free subulate apex arched over the head of the column and a basal projection Corolline corona absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollinarium
Pollinaria with pendant, subsessile pollinia with translucent outer margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles generally paired, reflexed on the pedicel or occasionally spreading, fusiform to narrowly ovoid, curved slightly into a long attenuate beak, ± smooth to strongly echinate, glabrous or pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds flattened, ovate, margins entire, dentate or crenulate, pubescent on both sides, with a coma of silky hairs.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Gulf States, India, Iran, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lebanon-Syria, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, West Himalaya, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Pergularia L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Vickerman, K., Kenya 6389.000

First published in Mant. Pl.: 8 (1767)

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 Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by D. Goyder [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • K.B. 61: 245–256 (2006)
  • Mantissa plantarum: 53 (1767)
  • Systema Naturae ed. 12 vol. 2: 191 (1767)

Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
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Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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/
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