1. Family: Apocynaceae Juss.
    1. Dictyophleba Pierre

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Tendrillous lianes with interpetiolar stipules.
    Exudate
    Latex present, abundant.
    Spines
    Spines absent.
    Inflorescences
    Cymes grouped into terminal panicles.
    Calyx
    Calyx lobes imbricate, free to base, with conspicuous glandular auricles (in D. lucida).
    Corolla
    Corolla hypocrateriform; tube cylindrical, slightly enlarged at level of anthers; lobes narrowly linear, contorted, overlapping to the left, long-ciliate on inner margins.
    Stamens
    Stamens inserted in the corolla tube between 1/4 and 3/4 of its length; filaments very short; anthers without carina.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous, multiovulate; clavuncle positioned at base of anthers.
    Fruits
    Fruit a many-seeded glabrous berry lacking a sclerified layer in the pericarp.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Lianas with curled tendrils; white, sticky latex present in all parts; branches with conspicuous transverse leaf scars, lenticellate, virgate-sarmentose
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, exstipulate
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a loose, elongate, terminal panicle of cymes; pedunculate, often tendril-like
    Corolla
    Corolla glabrous outside, inside pilose at the widest part of the almost cylindrical tube; corolla lobes overlapping to the left, long-ciliate along the margin that is covered in bud
    Stamens
    Stamens inserted at the widened part of the tube; anthers cordate at the base, glabrous
    Pistil
    Ovary of two united carpels, disk absent; pistil head composed of an oblong stigmatic basal part and a cleft stigmoid apex
    Fruits
    Fruit a red, orange or yellow berry; pulp yellow
    Seeds
    Seeds brown; cotyledons flat, undulate.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Comoros, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Dictyophleba Pierre appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris, n.s., 1: 92 (1898)

    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.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Pichon in Mém. I.F.A.N. 35: 250 (1953).
    • in Bull. Soc. Linn. Paris, n. sér.: 92 (1898)
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Pichon in Mém. Inst. Fr. Afr. Noire 35: 250 (1953).
    • in Bull. Soc. Linn. Paris, N.S. 1: 92 (1898).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • de Hoogh in B.J.B.B. 59: 207–226 (1989)
    • Pichon in Mém. I.F.A.N. 35: 250 (1953)
    • in Bull. Soc. Linn. Paris ser. 2, 1: 92 (1898)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    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