6688.000 Strophanthus DC.

Description of the genus

Lianes or climbing shrubs, with clear, white or yellow latex. Leaves opposite and decussate or ternate (rarely in whorls of 4). Inflorescences 1-many-flowered cymes, terminal or in the forks of branches. Corolla colour shades of white and red initially, later turning yellow and purple. Corolla consisting of tube, corona and lobes; the corona 10-lobed with lobes arranged in pairs between the corolla lobes; the lobes produced into long linear tails (in ours), overlapping to the right. Anthers connivent into a cone at the apex of the style. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit of 2 divergent, rigid or woody, tapering follicles. Seeds beaked with an apical tuft of hairs.

Worldwide: 38 species in the Old World tropics

Zambia: 9 taxa.

Strophanthus kombe

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
angusii F.White[LR-lc]
courmontii Sacleux ex Franch.C,EE,C,LkDescription, Image
eminii Asch. & Pax[VU]NLp,NDescription, Image
gardeniiflorus GilgN,WNw,LpImage
holosericeus K. Schum. & GilgNN
kombe Oliv.C,SN,SDescription, Image
nicholsonii HolmesC,E,SE,Lk,SDescription
petersianus KlotzschSSDescription, Image
welwitschii (Baill.) K. Schum.B,N,W,CNw,Cb,Lp,N,WImage

Other sources of information about Strophanthus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Strophanthus
Flora of Caprivi: Strophanthus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Strophanthus
Flora of Malawi: Strophanthus
Flora of Mozambique: Strophanthus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Strophanthus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Strophanthus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Strophanthus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Strophanthus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Strophanthus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Strophanthus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Strophanthus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Strophanthus
JSTOR Plant Science: Strophanthus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Strophanthus
Plants of the World Online: Strophanthus
Tropicos: Strophanthus
Wikipedia: Strophanthus

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Strophanthus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1121, retrieved 20 May 2024

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