Comprehensive Description


Evergreen trees or shrubs. Latex white. Leaves opposite. Inflorescences cymose, congested, terminal and axillary. Sepals free, thick. Corolla lobes overlapping to the right. Anthers sagittate at the base. Disk present, 5-lobed. Fruit of 2 stiff woody follicles, fused at the base. Seed bearing long hairs.
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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe


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Funtumia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Apocynaceae first described as a genus in 1900. It is native to Africa.[1]

  • Funtumia africana (Benth.) Stapf - widespread from Senegal to Tanzania, south to Zimbabwe
  • Funtumia elastica (Preuss) Stapf - widespread from Senegal to Sudan + Tanzania, south to Zaire


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