6862.000 Orthanthera Wight

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020) Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2)

Description of the genus

Perennial herb with prostrate stems (in ours). Leaves subsessile. Flowers borne in clusters or umbels, lateral at the nodes. Corolla tube spherical, 5-angled at the base, cylindric above; lobes linear with reflexed margins. Corona a single series of 5 lobes. Anthers 2-locular. Pollinia erect. Follicles fusiform, large. Seeds brown, narrowly winged, with a tuft of hairs.

Worldwide: 4 species in southern tropical Africa, India and Nepal

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Orthanthera jasminiflora

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
jasminiflora (Decne.) SchinzN,WDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Orthanthera
Flora of Caprivi: Orthanthera
Flora of Zambia: Orthanthera

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Orthanthera
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Orthanthera
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Orthanthera
Wikipedia: Orthanthera
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Orthanthera
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Orthanthera

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Orthanthera.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1150, retrieved 31 March 2023

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