6558.000 Acokanthera G. Don

Description of the genus

Herbs, suffrutices, shrubs or small trees. Leaves opposite. Inflorescence terminal but appearing lateral, 1-2-flowered. Flowers actinomorphic. Corolla salver-shaped; lobes overlapping to the left. Ovary of 2 carpels; disk composed of 2 glands. Fruit composed of 2 follicles (although one may abort); follicles cylindric, acute. Seeds oblong, black; testa rugose.

Worldwide: 5 species in Arabia and tropical east and southern Africa

Zimbabwe: 4 cultivated taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Asota speciosa (Specious tiger) Larval foodplant
No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

oblongifolia (Hochst.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex B.D. Jacks.
oppositifolia (Lam.) CoddDescription, Image
rotundata (Codd) KupichaDescription, Image
schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.

Other sources of information about Acokanthera:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Acokanthera
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Acokanthera
Flora of Malawi: Acokanthera
Flora of Mozambique: Acokanthera
Flora of Zambia: Acokanthera
Flora of Zimbabwe: Acokanthera

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Acokanthera.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1102, retrieved 26 May 2024

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