1. Family: Apocynaceae Juss.
    1. Leptadenia R.Br.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is N. & W. Tropical Africa to Tanzania, Madagascar, Arabian Peninsula to Myanmar.

    [FTEA]

    Apocynaceae (part 2), David Goyder, Timothy Harris, Siro Masinde, Ulrich Meve, Johan Venter. Flora of Tropical East Africa, 2012

    Leaves
    Leafless shrubs (but not in FTEA area) or woody twiners with well developed leaves; latex clear and watery Leaves opposite
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences with many flowers in pedunculate, extra-axillary umbels
    Corolla
    Corolla rotate with fleshy, pubescent or lanate lobes and a short campanulate tube.
    Corona
    Corolline corona lobes present in the corolla lobe sinuses.
    Gynostegium
    Gynostegium with or without an annular staminal corona at the base.
    Anthers
    Anthers incumbent over the stylar head, lacking apical appendages
    Pollinarium
    Pollinaria subhorizontal or suberect; corpusculum minute, reddish brown; translator arms translucent, flattened and obtriangular.
    Pollinia
    Pollinia somewhat flattened and with a translucent apical germination zone
    Fruits
    Follicles developing singly, fusiform, slender or stout.
    Seeds
    Seed smooth, flattened, with a silky coma.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Algeria, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf States, India, Iran, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Laccadive Is., Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique Channel I, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sinai, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen

    Leptadenia R.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc. 1: 34 (1809)

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • K.B. 10: 265–292 (1955)
    • On the Asclepiadeae: 34 (1810);

    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 2019. 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 2019. 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