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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to Mozambique.

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

Morphology General Habit
Liane.
Morphology Stem
Young stems puberulent, tardily glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves coriaceous, drying grey-green to dark brown, paler below; petiole 2–9 mm. long, with indumentum like the stem; lamina 4–8 x 1·7–3 cm., oblong-elliptic, apex with short acute acumen often deflexed (so that the leaf cannot be pressed flat without folding), base rounded-cuspidate. Upper leaf surface glossy, puberulent, glabrescent, with midrib and lateral nerves impressed, reticulation obscure; lower surface mat, completely glabrous or with appressed-pubescent midrib and sparsely pubescent lamina, all nerves raised, the laterals characteristically closely spaced, running straight out to the margin and joining in a well-marked looped submarginal vein, the intervening areas filled with a neat conspicuous tertiary reticulation.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences elongate panicles, each lateral branch ending in a dense cymose flower-cluster, axes densely rufous-puberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flower buds pink, flowers white, sweet-scented.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 2–3 mm. long, the lobes narrowly triangular, united at the base, dorsally densely ferrugineous appressed-pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla tube 9–10·5 mm. long, slender, slightly inflated in the lower half, outer surface pubescent, inner surface glabrous except for sparse pubescence above the anthers; corolla lobes 1–1·5 times as long as tube, narrowly elliptic, with acute apex; both surfaces glabrous, margins ciliate with crispate white hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens inserted 1·5–2·5 mm. from base of corolla tube; anthers subsessile, 0·75–1·25 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 1–1·5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit c. 4 cm. in diameter, yellow, with edible pulp.

Native to:

Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania

Ancylobothrys tayloris (Stapf) Pichon appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Mém. Inst. Franç. Afrique Noire 35: 284 (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.
  • Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34: 1-199.
  • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. 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