Voacanga

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Voacanga
Voacanga globosa Blanco2.283-cropped.jpg
Voacanga globosa[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Rauvolfioideae
Tribe: Tabernaemontaneae
Genus: Voacanga
Thouars[2]
Synonyms[2]
  • Dicrus Reinw. ex Blume
  • Orchipeda Blume
  • Annularia Hochst.
  • Cyclostigma Hochst. ex Endl. 1842 not Klotzsch 1843 nor Phil. 1870
  • Piptolaena Harv.
  • Pootia Miq.

Voacanga is a genus of plants in the Apocynaceae family found in Africa, Southeast Asia, New Guinea, and Australia.[2] As of August 2013 the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families recognises 13 species:[3]

Species[3]
  1. Voacanga africana Stapf ex Scott-Elliot - tropical W + C + E + S Africa
  2. Voacanga bracteata Stapf - tropical W + C Africa
  3. Voacanga caudiflora Stapf - tropical W Africa
  4. Voacanga chalotiana Pierre ex Stapf - tropical C Africa
  5. Voacanga foetida (Blume) Rolfe -Java, Borneo, Sumatra, Philippines
  6. Voacanga globosa (Blanco) Merr. - Philippines
  7. Voacanga gracilipes (Miq.) Markgr. - Maluku
  8. Voacanga grandifolia (Miq.) Rolfe - Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea, Queensland
  9. Voacanga havilandii Ridl. - Sarawak
  10. Voacanga megacarpa Merr. - Philippines
  11. Voacanga pachyceras Leeuwenb. - Zaïre
  12. Voacanga psilocalyx Pierre ex Stapf - Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Republic of Congo
  13. Voacanga thouarsii Roem. & Schult. Madagascar; widespread from Cape Province to Sudan + Senegal
formerly included[3]
  1. Voacanga dichotoma = Tabernaemontana pachysiphon
  2. Voacanga plumeriifolia = Tabernaemontana macrocarpa

References[edit]

  1. ^ illustration circa 1880, from Francisco Manuel Blanco (O.S.A.) - Flora de Filipinas
  2. ^ a b c "Voacanga", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 19 August 2013 
  3. ^ a b c Search for "Voacanga", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 19 August 2013