Matelea

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Matelea
Matelea denticulata - Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-067.jpg
Matelea denticulata[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Tribe: Asclepiadeae
Subtribe: Gonolobinae
Genus: Matelea
Aubl.[2]

Matelea is a genus of flowering plants in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae. It contains about 200 species, which are commonly known as milkvines.[3]

Selected species[edit]

Formerly placed here[edit]

  • Gonolobus suberosus (L.) R.Br. (as M. gonocarpos (Walter) Shinners or M. suberosa (L.) Shinners)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1897 illustration from Franz Eugen Köhler, Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen
  2. ^ "Genus: Matelea Aubl.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2003-03-13. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  3. ^ "Matelea". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  4. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Matelea". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 

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