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This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia to N. Tanzania, Namibia.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1–4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Stiffly branched erect shrublet; young stems densely puberulous, sometimes twining
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with petiole 2–5 mm long; blade 1.5–2.5 x 0.5–1 cm, lanceolate to elliptic, apex acute or subacute, base rounded, minutely pubescent on both surfaces when young, but becoming glabrescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences extra-axillary with 3–5 flowers; peduncles 3–5 mm long; pedicels up to c. 5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flower buds 2–3 mm long, globose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla dull brown (in Somalia), rotate; lobes c. 2.5 x 1 mm, glabrous outside, minutely pubescent within
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynostegium
Gynostegium c. 0.5 mm high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona-lobes fleshy and strongly swollen towards the base, minute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigmatic head conical, only barely exserted from the anther appendages
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles not seen.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub twining to 2 m (erect subshrub outside the Flora area), stems minutely but densely pubescent when young
Morphology Leaves
Leaves not succulent; petiole 0.5–1(–2) cm long, sparsely to densely pubescent; lamina ovate to lanceolate-oblong, 1.5–5 × 0.5–3 cm, apex attenuate, base rounded or truncate, generally with a pair of colleters, subglabrous or finely pubescent with indumentum of minute hairs on both upper and lower surfaces.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences extra-axillary, pedunculate, with a single cluster of flowers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncles 1–1.5 cm long, minutely pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts minute, triangular, ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 3–17 mm long, very slender, glabrous or minutely pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx lobes ovate, 1–1.5 mm long, glabrous or sparsely pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla green, cream or reddish purple, rotate, united at the base, puberulent with white hairs on upper surface, glabrous beneath; lobes ovate, 2–3 × 1–1.5 mm, apex rounded
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Staminal corona lobes fleshy, somewhat swollen at the base which is adnate to the corolla tube, tapering above, shorter than the gynostegium and fused to it for their entire length
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anther wings 0.15–0.2 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollinarium
Pollinaria minute; corpusculum ovoid, ± 0.05 mm long; translator arms slender, terete, ± 0.05 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollinia
Pollinia subglobose, ± 0.1 mm long, attached laterally to the translator arms
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Stylar head conical
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles occuring singly, lanceolate in outline, 3.5–5 × 1 cm, and tapering into a beak, smooth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds not seen.
Ecology
Remnants of dry forest; 800–1600 m
Note
The habit of material from the Flora region is laxer and more scandent than in Somalia and Namibia, and with larger dimensions vegetatively, presumably reflecting the more mesic conditions in our region.
Distribution
Range: N Somalia and Namibia Flora districts: K1 K4 K6 K7 T1 T2

Native to:

Kenya, Namibia, Somalia, Tanzania

Vincetoxicum fleckii (Schltr.) Meve & Liede appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Phytotaxa 369: 143 (2018)

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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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