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Lianes or climbing shrubs, with milky latex. Leaves opposite. Stipules paired, triangular. Inflorescences of terminal, umbellate cymes. Calyx lobes free to base. Corolla salver-shaped; tube cylindric; lobes overlapping to the right. Stamens inserted at about the middle of the corolla. Ovary of 2 free carpels. Fruit of 2 follicles. Seeds linear-flattened, with an apical tuft of hairs.
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Alafia (plant)

Alafia is a genus of lianas or climbing shrubs found in tropical Africa and Madagascar.[2][4] As of August 2013 the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families recognises 26 species:[5]

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  1. ^ illustration by Matilda Smith (died 1926) - New York Public Library [1], from Liberia by Sir Harry Johnston ; with an appendix on the flora of Liberia by Dr. Otto Stapf
  2. ^ a b "Alafia", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 11 August 2013 
  3. ^ "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families". Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Alafia". Flora of Zimbabwe. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Search for "Alafia", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 11 August 2013 
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