Podranea Sprague

First published in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 4(2): 449 (1904)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is S. Tropical & S. Africa.

Descriptions

Bignoniaceae, M. A. Diniz. Flora Zambesiaca 8:3. 1988

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or subshrubs, almost glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves imparipinnate, opposite.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicles terminal with pinkish or lilac flowers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx campanulate, regularly 5-lobed, tube inflated, opening early in bud.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla slightly bilabiate tube cylindrical widening at the top.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, didynamous, adnate to the corolla tube, anther-thecae connate only at the apex, divaricate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Staminodes
Staminode 1.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk annular-cupular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary oblong, bilocular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary Ovules
Ovules 8-seriate in each locule.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule, slender and flattened.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds many, winged.
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Sources

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0