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This genus is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Egypt and Tanzania, W. Indian Ocean, Sinai to Indian Subcontinent, Vietnam.
Pentatropis nivalis

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small twiners; latex sparse, clear
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla adaxially pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corolline corona absent Gynostegial corona of free staminal parts
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anther connectives with apical appendages Anther wings following the basal lateral margin of the anther
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollinarium
Pollinaria with a pair of pendent pollinia
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigmatic head flat or conical, but never extended into a long appendage
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles normally one per flower
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds with a tuft of hairs at one end.
Distribution
Four or five species in arid regions of Africa, Asia and Australia.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small twiners.
Morphology General Exudate
Latex sparse, clear
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences extra-axillary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pubescent adaxially
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corolline corona absent Gynostegial corona of free staminal parts
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynostegium
Gynostegium sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anther wings extended along the base of the corona lobes; connectives with apical appendages.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollinarium
Pollinaria with a pair of pendant pollinia
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Apex of stylar head flat or conical
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles normally one per flower
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds flattened, ovate, with a coma of silky hairs.
Note
Three species from semi-arid regions of Africa, Arabia, Madagascar and S Asia.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Gulf States, India, Iran, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sinai, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen

Pentatropis R.Br. ex Wight & Arn. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Archer, P.G. [B13155], Kenya 59412.000

First published in R.Wight, Contr. Bot. India: 52 (1834)

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

  • Field & Wood in Kew Bull. 38: 215–220 (1983)
  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by D. Goyder [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Liede in Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 114: 81–98 (1994).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Contr. Bot. India: 52 (1834)
  • J.L.S. 114: 81–98 (1994)
  • K.B. 38: 215–220 (1983)

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
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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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