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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia, Medit. to Mauritania, Ethiopia to S. Tropical Africa, W. & Central Asia to Arabian Peninsula Indian Subcontinent to Russian Far East and Indo-China.
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
Shrub, scrambler or liana with white latex
Morphology Leaves
Leaves persistent or soon falling, opposite, broadly elliptic, linear-elliptic, broadly ovate or linear-ovate, sometimes bracteate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal, compact to lax, few to many-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals mostly with paired colleters at inner base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla tube saucer-shaped; lobes glabrous to villous, inside with or without dark coloured glandular centres and densely puberulous white spots
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Gynostegial corona absent Corolline corona inserted at mouth of the corolla tube, lobes simple, undivided or bi- or tri-segmented; undivided lobes filiform, linear or ovate, apically simple, bi-fid or tetra-fid; bi-segmented lobes subulate; trisegmented lobes with central segment filiform or linear, apically simple or bifid, lateral segments fleshy, ovoid-deltoid and fused to inside base of corolla lobes, basally fused with staminal filaments
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens inserted directly below corona lobes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers villous or hirsute, pollen in tetrads
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Interstaminal nectaries fused with staminal filaments, lobular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style-head ovoid to broadly ovoid, translators with receptacle, stalk and sticky disc
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynostegium
Gynostegium exposed from corolla
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles paired, linear-ovoid to very narrowly ovoid, narrowly to horizontally divergent

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs, scramblers or lianas; latex white
Morphology Leaves
Leaves persistent or soon falling, sometimes bract-like, opposite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences compact to lax, few to many-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla rotate; tube saucer-shaped, with exserted gynostegium; lobes glabrous to villous, inside with or without dark coloured glandular centres and densely puberulous white spots
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona inserted at corolla mouth, lobes simple, undivided or variously segmented
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens inserted directly below corona-lobes; anthers villous or hirsute; pollen in tetrads
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Interstaminal nectaries distinct, lobular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigmatic head ovoid to broadly ovoid; pollen translators spathulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles paired, narrowly to horizontally divergent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds with a tuft of hairs at one end.
Distribution
Genus of seventeen species widely distributed in Africa, Europe and Asia.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Assam, Bulgaria, Burundi, Canary Is., Cape Verde, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., East Himalaya, Egypt, Ethiopia, Greece, Gulf States, India, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kenya, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Malawi, Manchuria, Mauritania, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, North Caucasus, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Primorye, Qinghai, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Selvagens, Sicilia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Sahara, Xinjiang, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Connecticut, France, Kansas, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode I., Tennessee, Texas

Periploca Tourn. ex L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Buchanan-Hamilton, F. [Cat. no. s.n.], Assam K001132426
Buchanan-Hamilton, F. [Cat. no. s.n.], India K001132425
Buchanan-Hamilton, F. [Cat. no. s.n.], West Bengal K001132424

First published in Sp. Pl.: 211 (1753)

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 Somalia

  • Browicz in Arboretum Kornichie 11: 5–104 (1966)
  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by J. Venter [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Venter in S. Afr. J. Bot. 63: 123–128 (1997).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Arb. Korn. 11: 5–104 (1966)
  • F.T.A. 4(1): 256 (1902)
  • S. Afr. Journ. Bot. 63: 123–128 (1997)
  • Sp. Pl.: 211 (1753)

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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