1. Family: Apocynaceae Juss.
    1. Motandra A.DC.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Climbing shrubs or lianas with white latex
    Leaves
    Leaves (sub-)opposite, colleters absent but glands present near base of petiole; blade with domatia in some vein axils
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal, thyrsoid, many-flowered; bracts sepal-like or leafy
    Flowers
    Flowers 5-merous
    Calyx
    Sepals imbricate, connate at the base, ciliate
    Corolla
    Corolla tube with 5 external pockets appearing as thickenings inside, from about half the length to the base of the lobes; tube glabrous inside except for tufts of hairs alternating with the stamens; lobes in bud contorted, overlapping to the right, slightly ciliate
    Stamens
    Stamens included, connivent into a cone; anthers with penicellate hairs at the apex, at both tips with a subglobose thickening up to 0.1 mm in diameter, between the tails on the connective an orbicular patch, the retinacle, with long hairs along the margin adhering to the pistil head
    Pistil
    Ovary semi-inferior, carpels two, connate at the extreme base, entirely or apically densely pubescent; disk present, adnate to the ovary at the base, composed of a ring and 5 lobes, alternating with the stamens; style obconical to cylindrical; pistil head composed of a slightly 5-winged upper and a cylindrical lower portion to which 5 retinacles adhere
    Fruits
    Fruits pendulous, of two woody follicles, connate at the extreme base, dehiscent adaxially
    Seeds
    Seeds attached to the adaxial side of the fruit, flat, elliptic to ovate; coma directed towards the apex of fruit.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

    Motandra A.DC. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 8: 423 (1844)

    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
    • —F.T.A. 4, 1: 224.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • de Kruif in Meded. Landbouwhogeschool 83 (7): 3–17 (1983)
    • Prodr. 8: 423 (1844)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    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