6902.000 Gongronema (Endl.) Decne.

Goyder, D.J. (2007) Zimbabwean Asclepiadaceae. Unpublished list.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Perennial vines or sub-shrubs, glabrous. Leaves opposite. Inflorescences umbel-like, cymes or umbels. Calyx 5-partite, small. Flowers small or moderate-sized. Corolla campanulate, often constricted at the throat; 5 wart-like fleshy lobes with basal parts adnate to the staminal column. Fruit paired follicles with a thick pericarp, smooth, sometimes winged. Seeds crowned with a tuft of hairs.

Worldwide: C. 20 species in the Old World tropics.

Zambia: 0 taxa.

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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Gongronema
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gongronema
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gongronema

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Gongronema.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1166, retrieved 27 November 2020

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