1. Family: Bignoniaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Podranea Sprague
      1. Podranea brycei (N.E.Br.) Sprague

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa.

    [FZ]

    Bignoniaceae, M. A. Diniz. Flora Zambesiaca 8:3. 1988

    Habit
    Scandent shrubs up to 10 m. high or subshrubs.
    Branches
    Branches 4-angled, grooved minutely lepidote, pubescent only at the nodes.
    Leaves
    Leaves imparipinnate, 13–27 cm. long, 4–7-jugate; petiole 2–6 cm. long; leaflet lamina 3.5–9 x 1.3–2.6 cm., narrowly ovate to ovate-lanceolate, longly acuminate at the apex, rounded to somewhat asymmetric at the base, grass green, inferior surface slightly lighter and glandular, margins entire or sometimes serrate-crenate uni- or bilaterally along the distal half; petiolules up to 1.5 cm. long in proximal pairs, decreasing progressively upwards.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a few- to many-flowered terminal panicle, up to 40 mcm. long, glabrous, branches opposite and decussate; pedicels 1–2 cm. long, articulated c. 3.5 mm. from the top, upper articulate, falling off with the flower, the lower persistent and 2-bracteate towards the base.
    Calyx
    Calyx whitish, campanulate, 5-ribbed, inflated, 5-lobed, lobes triangular-oblong, 0.6–1.2 x 0.4–0.7 cm., apiculate at the apex and revolute, tube 0.7–1.5 cm. long, glabrous outside and minutely glandular inside.
    Corolla
    Corolla campanulate, mauvish pink, throat brighter and carmine streaked inside; corolla tube 3.5–5 cm. long, cylindrical at the base c. 1 cm. long suddenly campanulate near the top, glabrous outside and villous inside, limb 5-lobed, bilabiate, lobes 1.3–2.8 cm. diam., almost circular, margin ciliate and pilose at the sinus.
    Stamens
    Stamens didynamous, included, with the staminode between the shorter pair; filaments adnate up to 1 cm. from the base of the corolla tube, densely pilose at the insertion points; anther-thecae divergent when mature, the connective apiculated and dorsaly crested.
    Disc
    Disk c. 1 mm. long, annular-cupular.
    Ovary
    Ovary c. 6 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule 35–48 x 1.5 cm., apex apiculate.
    Seeds
    Seeds 0.6–1 x 3 cm. including the wings.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe

    Podranea brycei (N.E.Br.) Sprague appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 1, 1983 Bryce, J. [s.n.], Zimbabwe K000430286 Unknown type material
    White, F. [s.n.], Zimbabwe K000430287

    First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 4(2): 515 (1906)

    Accepted by

    • Diniz, M.A. (1990). Bignoniaceae Flora de Moçambique 120: 1-35. Instituto de Investigaçao Científuca Tropical.
    • Diniz, M.A. (1988). 124. Bignoniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3): 61-85. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Diniz, M.A. (1990). Bignoniaceae Flora de Moçambique 120: 1-35. Instituto de Investigaçao Científuca Tropical.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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