6917.010 Telosma Coville

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

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

Description of the genus

Lianas. Leaves opposite with long petioles. Inflorescence consisting of cymes, extra-axillary, pendulous; rhachis laxly branched. Calyx with 5 glands at base; corolla tube cylindric, enlarged at base; throat sometimes constricted; lobes twisted to right; corona lobes 5, adnate to base of staminal tube; margin and apex free, erect. Fruit a follicle, thick, acuminate. Seeds comose.

Worldwide: 5 species; 4 in Asia, 1 in tropical Africa.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Telosma
Flora of Mozambique: Telosma
Flora of Zimbabwe: Telosma

External websites:

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

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: Telosma.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1170, retrieved 15 July 2024

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