6558.000 Acokanthera G. Don

Description of the genus

Herbs or suffrutices. Leaves opposite. Inflorescence terminal but appearing lateral, 1-2-flowered. Flowers actinomorphic. Corolla salver-shaped; lobes overlapping to the left. Ovary of 2 carpels; disk composed of 2 glands. Fruit composed of 2 follicles (although one may abort); follicles cylindric, acute. Seeds oblong, black; testa rugose.

Worldwide: 5 species in Arabia and tropical east and southern Africa

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Asota speciosa (Specious tiger)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
oblongifolia (Hochst.) CoddGI,M
oppositifolia (Lam.) CoddGI,MDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Acokanthera
Flora of Malawi: Acokanthera
Flora of Zambia: Acokanthera
Flora of Zimbabwe: Acokanthera
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Acokanthera

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Acokanthera
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Acokanthera
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Acokanthera
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Acokanthera
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Acokanthera

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Acokanthera.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1102, retrieved 12 December 2017

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