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

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

Morphology General Habit
Much-branched twiggy shrub, creeping along the ground or growing to 3 m., with stems farinose-puberulous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves coriaceous; petiole 3–6 mm. long; lamina 1·4–3·8 x 0·8–1·6 cm., elliptic to oblong, apex rounded to obtuse, without acumen, base cuspidate, sometimes fairly tapered. Upper leaf surface mat, puberulous, midrib slightly impressed, other nerves level; lower surface mat, paler than above, subglabrous to puberulous, all nerves slightly raised.
Morphology Leaves Leaf veins
Venation characteristic, with lateral nerves running straight to margin and joined in a looped submarginal vein, but veins relatively obscure because of the thick leaf texture.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal panicles in which the few branches end in 1–3-flowered cymes; flowers also present, solitary and sessile, in axils of leaf-pair below the peduncle.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white, sweet-scented.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 4–5 mm. long, lobes narrowly linear, rounded at apex, united at base, dorsally densely ferrugineous appressed-pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla lobes 7–17 mm. long, 1–1·5 or more times as long as tube, lobes narrowly obovate, glabrous on inner surface, ± pubescent externally, shortly ciliate. Corolla tube 7–10 mm. long, slender, slightly inflated just below the middle, outer surface densely ferrugineous-pubescent above the level of the calyx, the indumentum continuing onto the lobes, inner surface of tube pubescent in the upper half.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens inserted c. 2·5 mm. from the base of the tube; anthers subsessile, c. 1·5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary c. 0·75 mm. long, globose, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style, clavuncle and stigma c. 2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit subglobose, up to 5 cm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 10–12 mm. long.

Native to:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces

Ancylobothrys capensis (Oliv.) Pichon appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Mém. Inst. Franç. Afrique Noire 35: 297 (1953)

Accepted by

  • 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.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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/
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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