1. Family: Apocynaceae Juss.
    1. Hunteria Roxb.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrubs or trees, rarely lianas, glabrous in all parts except inside the corolla tube; white or colourless latex present in all parts
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence mostly terminal, sometimes also axillary, few–many-flowered cymes, dense to lax, pedunculate
    Flowers
    Flowers fragrant
    Calyx
    Sepals free or connate, with colleters covering about half of the sepal length
    Corolla
    Corolla tube much longer than calyx, almost cylindrical; corolla lobes overlapping to the left in bud, sometimes twisted, spreading and recurved later
    Stamens
    Stamens included
    Pistil
    Ovary of 2 separate carpels united at the extreme base by a disk-like thickening; pistil head of a stigmatic subglobose basal part and a stigmoid apex up to 1 mm long; ovules 1–6(–30) in each carpel
    Fruits
    Fruit smooth or warty (not in our area), of two separate mericarps, with a rounded to beaked apex
    Seeds
    Seeds 1–9(–26), brown, variously shaped.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Trees, shrubs and lianes.
    Exudate
    Latex present.
    Spines
    Spines and tendrils absent.
    Stipules
    Stipules absent.
    Stem
    Stems and leaves completely glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences cymose, terminal, rarely also axillary; pedicels present, up to 1 cm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx glabrous; lobes free to base, herbaceous, imbricate, not revolute; scales present, covering part of the ventral surface of sepals.
    Corolla
    Corolla hypocrateriform, externally glabrous, internally hairy above and below stamens; tube not developing splits (as in Pleiocarpa); lobes contorted, overlapping to the left, not ciliate.
    Stamens
    Stamens inserted above the middle of the corolla tube; filaments short, anthers dorsifixed, introrse, without carina.
    Pistil
    Ovary glabrous, 2-carpellate, apocarpous, with 2-30 ovules per carpel; clavuncle present; stigmatic apiculus well developed.
    Fruits
    Fruit a compound berry; mericarps not beaked; seeds with smooth testa; endosperm horny.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Andaman Is., Benin, Cabinda, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Laos, Liberia, Malaya, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sumatera, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam, Zaïre

    Hunteria Roxb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bally, P.R.O. [B4712], Kenya 2282.000
    Bally, P.R.O. [B2157], Kenya 2283.000
    Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 9066] K001132170
    s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.], Myanmar K001132393

    First published in Fl. Ind. 2: 531 (1824)

    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 Bol. Soc. Brot. 27: 88 (1953).
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Pichon in Bol. Soc. Brot., Sér. 2, 27: 88 (1953).
    • Fl. Ind., ed. 2, 1: 695 (1832).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Omino in Wageningen Agric. Univ. Pap. 96 (1): 88–128 (1996)
    • ed. 2 (1): 695 (1832)
    • in Fl. Ind. Seramp. ed. Carey & Wall. 2: 531 (1824)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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