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:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hunteria
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hunteria
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hunteria
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hunteria
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Hunteria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hunteria
JSTOR Plant Science: Hunteria
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hunteria
Plants of the World Online: Hunteria
Tropicos: Hunteria
Wikipedia: 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 12 December 2023

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