6688.000 Strophanthus DC.

Description of the genus

Lianes or climbing shrubs, with clear, white or yellow latex. Leaves opposite and decussate or ternate (rarely in whorls of 4). Inflorescences 1-many-flowered cymes, terminal or in the forks of branches. Corolla colour shades of white and red initially, later turning yellow and purple. Corolla consisting of tube, corona and lobes; the corona 10-lobed with lobes arranged in pairs between the corolla lobes; the lobes produced into long linear tails (in ours), overlapping to the right. Anthers connivent into a cone at the apex of the style. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit of 2 divergent, rigid or woody, tapering follicles. Seeds beaked with an apical tuft of hairs.

Worldwide: 38 species in the Old World tropics

Zimbabwe: 5 cultivated taxa.

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

amboensis (Schinz) Engl. & PaxDescription
boivinii Baill.
courmontii Sacleux ex Franch.Description, Image
kombe Oliv.Description, Image
speciosus (Ward & Harv.) ReberDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Strophanthus:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Strophanthus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1121, retrieved 23 February 2024

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