1. Family: Apocynaceae Juss.
    1. Chamaeclitandra (Stapf) Pichon

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Central Tropical Africa.

    [FZ]

    Apocynaceae, A. J. M. Leeuwenberg & F. K. Kupicha et al. Flora Zambesiaca 7:2. 1985

    Habit
    Rhizomatous shrubs with straight stems; tendrils absent.
    Exudate
    Latex present, abundant in the rootstocks.
    Spines
    Spines absent.
    Stipules
    Stipules absent.
    Inflorescences
    Cymes terminal and axillary.
    Calyx
    Calyx lobes ± free to base.
    Corolla
    Corolla hypocrateriform; tube glabrous without, pilose within around the stamens and near the mouth; lobes contorted, overlapping to the left, ± equalling tube, glabrous or ciliate.
    Stamens
    Stamens inserted in the lower third of the tube, anthers subsessile, without carina.
    Pistil
    Ovary hairy; ovules few, in 2 series in each loculus; style, clavuncle and stigma very short.
    Fruits
    Fruit a few-seeded glabrous berry without sclerified pericarp.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    Trinidad-Tobago

    Chamaeclitandra (Stapf) Pichon appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Mém. Inst. Franç. Afrique Noire 35: 202 (1953)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Mém. Inst. Fr. Afr. Noire 35: 202 (1953).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. 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 2018. 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