1. Family: Apocynaceae Juss.
    1. Clitandra Benth.

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

    [FTEA]

    Apocynaceae, E.A. Omino. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2002

    Habit
    Lianas with tendrils; white latex present in all parts
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, inserted on distinct leaf cushions; stipules absent
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence axillary, thyrsoid, congested or lax
    Flowers
    Flowers 5-merous, fragrant
    Calyx
    Sepals green, without colleters
    Corolla
    Corolla white, pinkish or yellowish; corolla lobes overlapping to the left
    Stamens
    Stamens deeply included
    Ovary
    Ovary 1–celled, with 2 parietal placentas, almost connate at the base, therefore often seemingly 2–locular
    Fruits
    Fruit a yellow or orange berry with black seeds embedded in fibrous pulp; endosperm copious.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Clitandra Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in W.J.Hooker, Niger Fl.: 445 (1849)

    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 of West Tropical Africa
    • Pichon in Mém. I.F.A.N. 35: 205 (1953).
    • —F.T.A. 4, 1: 60
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Leeuwenberg & Berndsen in B.J.B.B. 58: 159 (1988)
    • Stapf in F.T.A. 4, 1: 60 (1902)
    • in Hook., Niger Fl. 445 (1849)

    Sources

    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 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