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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, Arabian Peninsula, Tropical & Subtropical Asia.
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
Slender herbaceous or somewhat woody twiners.
Morphology General Exudate
Latex white or clear
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, petiolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences extra-axillary; sessile or pedunculate, umbelliform
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla urceolate with an inflated base and contorted lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corolline corona absent Gynostegial corona of 5 flattened fleshy staminal lobes attached to anthers basally, and with an adaxial ligule on their inner faces
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollinia
Pollinia erect, basally attached to translator arms
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Apex of stylar head not exserted beyond the anther appendages
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles generally single, smooth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds flattened, with a hairy coma.
Note
5 species, mostly in SE Asia, with 1 in tropical Africa.

Native to:

Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Congo, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Liberia, Malaya, Mali, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Pakistan, Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Yemen, Zaïre

Introduced into:

Marianas

Telosma Coville appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 9: 384 (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

  • Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 9: 384 (1905)

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