6917.000 Pergularia L.

Goyder, D.J. (2006) A revision of the genus Pergularia L. (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae) Kew Bulletin 61 245

Description of the genus

Twining herbs (in ours) or twining shrubs. White latex present. Leaves opposite, ovate to almost round, distinctly cordate. Inflorescences extra-axillary, initially umbelliform but lengthening into a raceme. Corolla with a tube and spreading lobes, bearded along the margin. Corona with lobes erect, arching over the column at the apex. Follicles usually paired, reflexed on the pedicel or rarely spreading, fusiform to narrowly ovoid, curved at the apex into a beak, smooth to strongly echinate, hairless or pubescent.

Derivation of name: Pergula: trellis work, referring to climbing habit

Worldwide: 2 species in Africa, Arabia to India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

Pergularia daemia subsp. daemia

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
daemia (Forssk.) Chiov. subsp. barbata (Klotzsch) GoyderDescription, Image
daemia (Forssk.) Chiov. subsp. daemia N,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Pergularia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Pergularia
Flora of Caprivi: Pergularia
Flora of Malawi: Pergularia
Flora of Mozambique: Pergularia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pergularia

External websites:

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

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: Pergularia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1169, retrieved 21 April 2024

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