Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Gentianales

Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and Rauvolfioideae - Oleander family

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. & Kupicha, F.K. et al. (1985) Apocynaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(2)

Description of the family

Trees, shrubs, lianes or (rarely) herbs, usually with milky latex. Stipules usually 0. Leaves opposite or whorled, less often alternate or spiral, simple, entire. Flowers bisexual, usually actinomorphic, (4-)5-merous. Corolla tubular, sometimes with a corona. Ovary superior or sometimes partly inferior, 1- or 2-locular or composed of 2 7 ± free carpels. Fruit a berry, drupe or follicle, entire or composed of 2 ± free carpels. Seeds in dry fruits often winged or with a tuft of hairs.

Worldwide: 163 genera and 1,850 species, mostly tropical.

Caprivi: 16 cultivated genera and 26 cultivated taxa.

Carissa spinarum

Links to cultivated genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Acokanthera G. DonDescription, Image
Alafia ThouarsDescription, Image
Allamanda L.Description, Image
Ancylobothrys PierreDescription, Image
Baissea A. DC.Description
Carissa L.Description, Image
Catharanthus G. DonDescription, Image
Dictyophleba PierreDescription, Image
Landolphia P. Beauv.Description, Image
Oncinotis Benth.Description, Image
Pleiocarpa Benth.Description
Rauvolfia L.Description, Image
Saba (Pichon) PichonDescription, Image
Strophanthus DC.Description, Image
Tabernaemontana L.Description, Image
Voacanga ThouarsDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and Rauvolfioideae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and Rauvolfioideae
Flora of Caprivi: Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and Rauvolfioideae
Flora of Malawi: Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and Rauvolfioideae
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and Rauvolfioideae
Flora of Mozambique: Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and Rauvolfioideae
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and Rauvolfioideae
Flora of Zambia: Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and Rauvolfioideae
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and Rauvolfioideae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and Rauvolfioideae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and Rauvolfioideae

External websites:

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



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 Caprivi: Cultivated plants: Family page: Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and Rauvolfioideae.
https://www.capriviflora.com/cult/family.php?family_id=15, retrieved 18 June 2024

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