Hunteria Roxb.

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. & Kupicha, F.K. et al. (1985) Apocynaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(2)

Description of the genus

Trees, shrubs and lianes. Latex present. Spines and tendrils absent. Stipules absent. Stems and leaves completely glabrous. Inflorescences cymose, terminal, rarely also axillary; pedicels present, up to 1 cm. long. Calyx glabrous; lobes free to base, herbaceous, imbricate, not revolute; scales present, covering part of the ventral surface of sepals; corolla hypocrateriform, externally glabrous, internally hairy above and below stamens; tube not developing splits (as in Pleiocarpa); lobes contorted, overlapping to the left, not ciliate. Ovary glabrous, 2-carpellate, apocarpous, with 2-30 ovules per carpel. Fruit a compound berry; mericarps not beaked; seeds with smooth testa; endosperm horny.

Worldwide: 10 species, mainly in tropical Africa; one in SE Asia.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
zeylanica (Retz.) Gardner ex Thwaites var. africana (K. Schum.) Pichon Z,MS

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External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Hunteria., retrieved 7 February 2023

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