Schlechterella K. Schum.

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020) Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2)

Description of the genus

Perennial climbers with white latex. Tubers turnip-shaped or cylindrical. Stems twining. Leaves opposite or fascicled, linear, narrowly ovate or obovate; interpetiolar ridges with dentate colleters. Inflorescences terminal and axillary. Sepals acicular, ovate or triangular. Corolla tube more of less shallowly campanulate; lobes oblong-ovate or obovate. Corona inserted in corolla mouth, coronal feet fused with staminal filaments and nectaries forming an annulus, lobes ligulate or cylindrical, 2-, 3-, or 5-fid. Stamens inserted at inner base of coronal feet; filaments filiform; anthers ovate to ovate-hastiform, base with white calosities, pollen in pollinia. Interstaminal nectaries lobular, fused laterally with coronal feet. Style-head broadly ovoid. Gynostegium in corolla mouth. Follicles paired, widely divergent, cylindrical-ovoid.

Worldwide: 2 species in northeastern and eastern Africa.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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africana (Schltr.) K. Schum.ZDescription

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Schlechterella., retrieved 5 July 2022

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