Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Gentianales

Apocynaceae subfamily Periplocoideae


Description of the family

Herbs, shrubs or climbers with milky or clear latex. Leaves opposite. Stipules 0 (but stipule-like frills present in Mondia). Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic, usually arranged in cymes. Calyx 5-lobed. Corolla 5-lobed. Corona present or 0. Stamens 5, attached mainly at or near base of the corolla tube; filaments free. Anthers connivent at apex above stigma, acute, acuminate or produced into appendages. Pollen granular, in tetrads. Ovary of 2 separate carpels. Styles 2, free up to the stigma. Stigma 1, a peltate disk. Fruit of 2 follicles. Seeds usually crowned with a tuft of silky hairs

Worldwide: 17 genera and 85 species in tropical and warm areas.

Botswana: 4 genera and 7 taxa.

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Cryptolepis R. Br.Description
Raphionacme Harv.Image
Stomatostemma N.E. Br.Image
Tacazzea Decne.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Apocynaceae subfamily Periplocoideae:

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Flora of Caprivi: Apocynaceae subfamily Periplocoideae
Flora of Malawi: Apocynaceae subfamily Periplocoideae
Flora of Mozambique: Apocynaceae subfamily Periplocoideae
Flora of Zambia: Apocynaceae subfamily Periplocoideae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Apocynaceae subfamily Periplocoideae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Apocynaceae subfamily Periplocoideae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Apocynaceae subfamily Periplocoideae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Botswana: Family page: Apocynaceae subfamily Periplocoideae.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=169, retrieved 22 March 2018

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