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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: Asclepiadoideae
Tribus: Asclepiadeae
Subtribus: Asclepiadinae
Genus: Gomphocarpus
Species: G. abyssinicus – G. cancellatus – G. filiformis – G. fruticosus – G. glaucophyllus – G. integer – G. kaessneri – G. munonquensis – G. phillipsiae – G. physocarpus – G. praticola – G. purpurascens – G. rivularis – G. semiamplectens – G. semilunatus – G. sinaicus – G. stenophyllus – G. swynnertonii – G. tenuifolius – G. tomentosus

Gomphocarpus R.Br., Asclepiadeae: 26 (1810)

Type species: Gomphocarpus fruticosus (L.) W.T.Aiton, Hortus Kew. 2: 80 (1811)


Brown, R. 1810. On the Asclepiadeae 28.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2017. Gomphocarpus in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Sept. 2. Reference page.
Goyder, D.J. & Nicholas, A. 2001. A revision of Gomphocarpus R. Br. (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadeae). Kew Bulletin 56(4): 769–836. DOI: 10.2307/4119297 Full text PDF from ResearchGate Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Gomphocarpus. Published online. Accessed: Sept. 2 2017. 2017. Gomphocarpus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Sept. 2.

Gomphocarpus is a genus of plants in the family Apocynaceae first described as a genus in 1810. It is widespread across much of Africa, with a few species naturalized in other regions.[1]

Species accepted[1]

Gomphocarpus abyssinicus - Ethiopia
Gomphocarpus cancellatus - South Africa
Gomphocarpus filiformis - SW Africa
Gomphocarpus fruticosus - South Africa
Gomphocarpus glaucophyllus - South Africa
Gomphocarpus integer - SE Africa
Gomphocarpus kaessneri - Kenya
Gomphocarpus munonquensis - Angola
Gomphocarpus peltiger - South Africa
Gomphocarpus phillipsiae - SE Africa
Gomphocarpus physocarpus - South Africa; naturalized in China, N + S America
Gomphocarpus praticola - Angola
Gomphocarpus purpurascens - Ethiopia
Gomphocarpus rivularis - South Africa
Gomphocarpus semiamplectens - tropical Africa
Gomphocarpus semilunatus - Ethiopia
Gomphocarpus sinaicus - Sinai Peninsula
Gomphocarpus stenophyllus - tropical Africa
Gomphocarpus swynnertonii - Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Gomphocarpus tenuifolius - Zimbabwe
Gomphocarpus tomentosus - South Africa


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