6642.000 Alafia Thouars

Description of the genus

Lianes or climbing shrubs, with milky latex. Leaves opposite. Stipules paired, triangular. Inflorescences of terminal, umbellate cymes. Calyx lobes free to base. Corolla salver-shaped; tube cylindric; lobes overlapping to the right. Stamens inserted at about the middle of the corolla. Ovary of 2 free carpels. Fruit of 2 follicles. Seeds linear-flattened, with an apical tuft of hairs.

Worldwide: 26 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Alafia zambesiaca

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
caudata Stapf subsp. latiloba KupichaEDescription, Image
orientalis K. Schum. ex De Wild.EDescription
zambesiaca KupichaN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Alafia:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Alafia
Flora of Mozambique: Alafia
Flora of Zambia: Alafia

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Alafia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1115, retrieved 26 May 2024

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