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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Egypt and Tanzania.

[FWTA]

Asclepiadaceae, A. A. Bullock. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
Twiner with corky bark on the older stems
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers dull yellowish
Ecology
In dry savanna.

[FTEA]

Apocynaceae (part 2), David Goyder, Timothy Harris, Siro Masinde, Ulrich Meve, Johan Venter. Flora of Tropical East Africa, 2012

Figures
Fig 62, p 211
Morphology General Habit
Twining shrub; branches green, minutely pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with petiole 1–2 cm long; lamina extremely variable in shape, elliptic to broadly ovate or rarely hastate, 2.5–8(–12) × 1.5–4.5 cm, apex subacute to attenuate, base cuneate to truncate, minutely pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences extra-axillary with ± 20 flowers in a crowded umbel.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncles 5–12 mm long, minutely pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 2–5 mm long, minutely pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals oblong-lanceolate, 1.5–2.5 mm long, subacute, densely pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla rotate, white to cream or orange, becoming darker with age; tube ± 1 mm long, glabrous within; lobes fleshy, oblong, 4–5 × 1 mm, acute, margins slightly revolute, upper surface lanate with white hairs, underside pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Staminal corona forming a minute fleshy annulus around the base of the anthers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynostegium
Gynostegium ± 1.5 mm long, ± obscured by the corolline corona lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles occuring singly, lanceolate in outline, 8–11 × 1–1.5 cm, with a long-attenuate beak, stout, glabrous

Native to:

Algeria, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

Leptadenia lanceolata (Poir.) Goyder appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Kew Bull. 69(4)-9552: 1 (2014)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

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Kew Backbone Distributions

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