6862.000 Orthanthera Wight

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020) Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2)

Description of the genus

Perennial herb with prostrate stems (in ours). Leaves subsessile. Flowers borne in clusters or umbels, lateral at the nodes. Corolla tube spherical, 5-angled at the base, cylindric above; lobes linear with reflexed margins. Corona a single series of 5 lobes. Anthers 2-locular. Pollinia erect. Follicles fusiform, large. Seeds brown, narrowly winged, with a tuft of hairs.

Worldwide: 4 species in southern tropical Africa, India and Nepal

Zambia: 1 taxon.

Orthanthera jasminiflora

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
jasminiflora (Decne.) SchinzB,SWDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Orthanthera:

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Flora of Botswana: Orthanthera
Flora of Caprivi: Orthanthera
Flora of Zimbabwe: Orthanthera

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Orthanthera.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1150, retrieved 3 October 2023

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