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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.

[FWTA]

Apocynaceae, H. Huber. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white, few, in terminal panicles. Flowers white, yellowish, purple or violet in dense cymes arranged in terminal panicles. White or yellowish to purplish flowers in very dense cymes arranged in terminal panicles.
Morphology General Habit
Climber up to 60 ft.long with tendrils Climber up to 90 ft. long with tendrils. Climber with tendrils Climber up to 60 ft.long

[FZ]

Apocynaceae, A. J. M. Leeuwenberg and F. K. Kupicha et al.. Flora Zambesiaca 7:2. 1985

Morphology General Habit
Scrambler or liane with stems persistently densely ferrugineous-velutinous.
Morphology Leaves
Upper leaf surface mat or glossy, fairly densely to sparsely pubescent, with midrib impressed, other nerves level; lower surface mat, sparsely pubescent to subglabrous, midrib and lateral nerves raised, reticulation raised or level; venation with lateral nerves well spaced, curving towards leaf apex. Leaves coriaceous, drying greyish-green to brown, somewhat paler below; petiole 9–12(15) mm. long, ferrugineous-pubescent; lamina 7–11·5 x 3·2–6·3 cm., oblong, ovate or even subcircular, the apex usually deflexed (so that the leaf cannot be pressed flat without folding), acute, rounded or with a short rounded acumen, the base rounded or rounded-cuspidate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences elongate panicles, each lateral branch terminating in a dense cymose flower-cluster, axes densely ferrugineous-velutinous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white or cream with pale green or dull pink tube, sweet-scented.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx c. 4 mm. long, lobes narrowly triangular, united at the base, dorsally densely ferrugineous appressed-pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla tube 11–18 mm. long, slender, slightly inflated in the lower third, outer surface pubescent above the level of the calyx with indumentum continuing briefly onto each lobe in a narrow median line, inner surface glabrous; corolla lobes shorter than to equalling tube, narrowly elliptic with acute apex, ciliate with crispate white hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens inserted 3–3·5 mm. from the base of the corolla tube; anthers subsessile, 1–1·5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary c. 1 mm. long, globose, glabrous or with a dense ring of hairs round the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style, clavuncle and stigma 2–3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit up to c. 4 cm. in diameter, subglobose, orange.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 8–12 mm. long.

Native to:

Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Ancylobothrys amoena Hua appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. (Paris) 5: 186 (1899)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Pichon in Mém. I.F.A.N. 35: 274, t. 16, 4, t. 17, 1-2 (1953).
  • in Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. 5: 186 (1899)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0