Strophanthus

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Strophanthus

Description

Large woody climbers, sometimes forming large shrubs with pendant branches be- fore beginning to climb. Leaves opposite; Inflorescence a terminal cyme; Sepals pubescent; Stamens completely included in the corolla tube except for long acumen on anthers, adnate to the style head; Fruit of 2 divergent follicles, connate at the base. Seeds apically beaked;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical, from Africa and South and Southeast Asia eastwards to the Moluccas present
38 species from Africa and South and Southeast Asia eastwards to the Moluccas; in Malesia 5 native species.

Citation

Pit. - in Lecomte, Fl. Indo-Chine 3. 1933: 1196
D.J. Middleton - in Fl. Thailand. 1999: 97
Beentje - in Meded. Landbouwhoogeschool Wageningen. 1982: 17
Benth. & Hook.f. - in Gen. Pl. 1876: 714
D.J. Middleton - in Tree Fl. Sabah & Sarawak. 2004: 10
A.DC. - in Prodr. 1844: 417
Pichon - in Mém. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 1950: 63
K. Schum. - in Engl. & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 4. 1895: 180
R.Br., Asclepiadeae. 1810: 62
Backer & Bakh.f. - in Fl. Java. 1965: 240
DC. - in PROSEA. 2001: 519