All Floras      Advanced Search
Page 24 Login | eFloras Home | Help
Pakistan | Family List | Apocynaceae

12. Rauvolfia Linn., Sp. Pl. 208. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5. 1754; DC., Prodr. 8:336. 1844; Benth. & Hook. f., Gen. Pl. 2:697. 1876; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 3:632. 1882; Talbot, For. Fl. Bomb. Pres. Sind. 2:208; 1911; Bailey, St. Cyclop. Hort. 3:2914. 1950; Cooke, Fl. Bomb. Pres. 2:188. 1904; Woodson & Schery in Ann. Mussour Bot. Gard. 57:94. 1970.

S. NAZIMUDDIN AND M. QAISER

Shrubs or under-trees, rarely lianas, usually with little latex and whorled branches. Leaves in whorls of 3-4, rarely opposite, eglandular along the midrib, glandular in the axils with slender nerves, sessile to petiolate with small and deciduous stipules. Inflorescence terminal or of lateral dischasial cymes. Calyx-lobes 5, equal, ovate or lanceolate, eglandular. Corolla hypocrateriform, salverform or infundibuliform, tube cylindrical, somewhat inflated above the middle with usually hairy throat. Stamens included. Disc annular, cup-shaped. Carples free to syncarpous with 2-4 ovules, style 1, stigma cylindric. Fruit drupacous. Seed one, ovate.

A large pantropical genus with about 110 species, represented in Pakistan by 1 species only.

Lower Taxon

Related Synonym(s):


 

Related Objects  

A Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Madagascar  
  • Living Plant image: ANDRIANJAFY 1650 (Peter Phillipson)
  • Image/JPEG
    Flora of China  
  • PDF File
  • PDF

     |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |