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

Malawi: 2 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Asota speciosa (Specious tiger)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
laevigata Kupicha
oppositifolia (Lam.) CoddNDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Acokanthera:

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Acokanthera
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Acokanthera
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Acokanthera
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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, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Acokanthera.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1102, retrieved 19 April 2024

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