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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Apocynoideae
Tribus: Nerieae
Subtribus: Alafiinae
Genus: Alafia
Species: A. alba – A. barteri – A. benthamii – A. berrieri – A. calophylla – A. caudata – A. erythrophthalma – A. falcata – A. fuscata – A. insularis – A. intermedia – A. landolphioides – A. lucida – A. microstylis – A. multiflora – A. nigrescens – A. orientalis – A. parciflora – A. pauciflora – A. perrieri – A. schumannii – A. thouarsii – A. vallium – A. verschuerenii – A. whytei – A. zambesiaca
Source(s) of checklist:

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Alafia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Nov 23. Reference page.

Name

Alafia Thouars, Gen. Nov. Madagasc.: 11 (1806)

Type species: Alafia thouarsii Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis 4: 436 (1819)

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Blastotrophe Didr., Vidensk. Meddel. Naturhist. Foren. Kjøbenhavn 1854: 192 (1854)
Ectinocladus Benth. in G.Bentham & J.D.Hooker, Gen. Pl. 2: 718 (1876)
Holalafia Stapf, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1894: 123 (1894)
Vilbouchevitchia A.Chev., Boissiera 7: 252 (1943)

References

Thouars, L-M.A. du Petit 1806. Genera Nova Madagascariensia 11.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2017. Alafia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Aug. 18. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Alafia. Published online. Accessed: Aug. 18 2017.
Tropicos.org 2017. Alafia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Aug. 18.

Alafia is a genus of lianas or climbing shrubs found in tropical Africa and Madagascar.[1][4] The World Checklist of Selected Plant Families recognises 26 species:[5]

Alafia alba Pichon
Alafia barteri Oliv.
Alafia benthamii (Baill.) Stapf
Alafia berrieri Jum.
Alafia calophylla Pichon
Alafia caudata Stapf
Alafia erythrophthalma (K.Schum) Leeuwenb.
Alafia falcata Leeuwenb.
Alafia fuscata Pichon
Alafia insularis Pichon
Alafia intermedia Pichon
Alafia landolphioides (A.DC.) K.Schum
Alafia lucida Stapf
Alafia microstylis K.Schum
Alafia multiflora (Stapf) Stapf
Alafia nigrescens Pichon
Alafia orientalis K.Schum ex De Wild.
Alafia parciflora Stapf
Alafia pauciflora Radlk.
Alafia perrieri Jum.
Alafia schumannii Stapf
Alafia thouarsii Roem. & Schult.
Alafia vallium Pichon
Alafia verschuerenii De Wild.
Alafia whytei Stapf
Alafia zambesiaca Kupicha

References

"Alafia", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 11 August 2013
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
"World Checklist of Selected Plant Families". Retrieved May 22, 2014.
"Alafia". Flora of Zimbabwe. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
Search for "Alafia", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 8 July 2017

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