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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to South Sudan and NE. Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Apocynaceae, E.A. Omino. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2002

Morphology General Habit
Tree up to 35 m high; white latex coagulating easily; trunk up to 50 cm in diameter; branchlets glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate; blade 6–27 cm long, 1.5–10 cm wide, base rounded or cuneate, apex acuminate, glabrous except for a few hairs beneath on midrib; domatia often present, consisting of pits with a ciliate margin; petiole 2–15 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 2.2 cm long, 3–35-flowered; pedicel 2–8 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers with sepals elliptic to broadly ovate, 3–5 mm long; corolla tube very pale green to white, 5.5–10.5 mm long, 3–5.5 mm wide, glabrous outside; lobes white, triangular to ovate, distinctly auriculate, 3–7 mm long, 2–4 mm wide, glabrous on both sides; disk with truncate lobes; pistil 4–6 mm long; ovary glabrous; style 1.5–3 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit almost clavate, 8–19 cm long, 2–4 cm in diameter, subacute or acute at the apex; seeds 4.5–7 cm long, 0.3–0.4 cm wide; coma 3–5 cm long, glabrous basal portion 0.5–1.3 mm long, hairs 4.5–7 cm long.
Habitat
Moist forest; 1050–1200 m
Distribution
T3 U2 U4 tropical Africa from Senegal to Congo (Kinshasa) and Sudan

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Up to 60ft. high and very similar to the above (Funtumia africana)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers mostly white.

Native to:

Benin, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Introduced into:

China South-Central, Cuba, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Trinidad-Tobago

Funtumia elastica (Preuss) Stapf appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 1, 2003 Cheek, M. [9295], Cameroon K000198001
Nov 1, 2003 Cheek, M. [7019], Cameroon K000198000
Jan 1, 1996 Cheek, M. [7920 A], Cameroon K000008027
Jan 1, 1992 Cheek, M. [3525], Cameroon K000011097
Jan 1, 1980 Milleu [178], Nigeria K000233951
Brenan, J.P.M., Nigeria 11361.000
Meikle, R.D. [867], Nigeria 15264.000
Deighton, F.C. [5737], Sierra Leone 22143.000
Troupin, G. [3768], Congo, DRC 2279.000
Harris, D.J. [33], Cameroon 53775.000
Johnson, W.H. [255], Ghana K000233952
Preuss P. R. [1381], Cameroon K000028256 Unknown type material
Preuss P. R. [1381], Cameroon K000028257 Unknown type material

First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 27: t. 2694 (1901)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
  • Berendsohn, W.G., Gruber, A.K. & Monterrosa Salomón, J. (2009). Nova silva cusatlantica. Árboles nativos e introduciados de El Salvador. Parte 1: Angiospermae - Familias A a L Englera 29-1: 1-438.
  • 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.
  • Figueiredo, E., Paiva, J., Stévart, T., Oliveira, F. & Smith, G.F. (2011). Annotated catalogue of the flowering plants of São Tomé and Príncipe Bothalia 41: 41-82.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Harris, D.J. (2002). The vascular plants of the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve, Central African Republic: 1-274. National Botanic Garden (Belgium), Meise.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv., ed. 2, 3: 200, t. 323, 2.
  • F.T.A. 4,1: 191
  • in Hook. Ic. Pl. 27: tt. 2694-5 (1901)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
  • Berendsohn, W.G., Gruber, A.K. & Monterrosa Salomón, J. (2009). Nova silva cusatlantica. Árboles nativos e introduciados de El Salvador. Parte 1: Angiospermae - Familias A a L Englera 29-1: 1-438.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Figueiredo, E., Paiva, J., Stévart, T., Oliveira, F. & Smith, G.F. (2011). Annotated catalogue of the flowering plants of São Tomé and Príncipe Bothalia 41: 41-82.
  • Harris, D.J. (2002). The vascular plants of the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve, Central African Republic: 1-274. National Botanic Garden (Belgium), Meise.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Huber in Flora of West Tropical Africa ed. 2, 2: 74, t. 216 (1963).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 50 (1949).
  • Stapf in Proc. Linn. Soc. 7: 2, 3 (1899).
  • W.J. Eggeling, Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate ed. 2: 27 (1952).
  • Zwetsloot in Meded. Landbouwhogeschool 81 (16): 25, t. 4, photo 3, 5, 9 (1981).

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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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