6688.000 Strophanthus DC.

Description of the genus

Lianes or climbing shrubs, with clear, white or yellow latex. Leaves opposite and decussate or ternate (rarely in whorls of 4). Inflorescences 1-many-flowered cymes, terminal or in the forks of branches. Corolla colour shades of white and red initially, later turning yellow and purple. Corolla consisting of tube, corona and lobes; the corona 10-lobed with lobes arranged in pairs between the corolla lobes; the lobes produced into long linear tails (in ours), overlapping to the right. Anthers connivent into a cone at the apex of the style. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit of 2 divergent, rigid or woody, tapering follicles. Seeds beaked with an apical tuft of hairs.

Worldwide: 38 species in the Old World tropics

Mozambique: 7 taxa.

Strophanthus kombe

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
courmontii Sacleux ex Franch.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
gerrardii StapfM
hypoleucos StapfN,Z,M
kombe Oliv.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
luteolus CoddM
nicholsonii HolmesTDescription
petersianus KlotzschN,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Strophanthus:

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Flora of Botswana: Strophanthus
Flora of Caprivi: Strophanthus
Flora of Malawi: Strophanthus
Flora of Zambia: Strophanthus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Strophanthus

External websites:

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

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: Strophanthus.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1121, retrieved 12 December 2017

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