6917.010 Telosma Coville

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Goyder, D.J. (2007) Zimbabwean Asclepiadaceae. Unpublished list.

Description of the genus

Lianas. Leaves opposite with long petioles. Inflorescence consisting of cymes, extra-axillary, pendulous; rhachis laxly branched. Calyx with 5 glands at base; corolla tube cylindric, enlarged at base; throat sometimes constricted; lobes twisted to right; corona lobes 5, adnate to base of staminal tube; margin and apex free, erect. Fruit a follicle, thick, acuminate. Seeds comose.

Worldwide: 10 species in Asia, tropical Africa and Oceania.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Telosma:

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Flora of Malawi: Telosma
Flora of Zimbabwe: Telosma

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Telosma.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1170, retrieved 18 January 2021

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