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Chonemorpha
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta (Vascular plants)
Superdivision: Spermatophyta (Seed plants)
Division: Magnoliophyta(Flowering plant)
Class: Magnoliopsida (Dicotyledons)
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Apocynoideae
Tribe: Apocyneae
Genus: Chonemorpha
Species

See text.

Chonemorpha This genus consists of twelve species of large evergreen vigorous woody vines with milky sap from India, Ceylon to South East Asia, the Philippines and South China. Growing dormant in sub-tropical and tropical climates and usually losing leaves if temperature gets below 60F. The plants have pubescent to almost tomentose branches, leaves and inflorescences. Large, corrugated, ovate leaves to 40 cm long, deep glossly green, opposite, pale and hairy beneath. Very fragrant, funnel-shaped, showy flowers to 8 cm across with long-peduncled and terminal cymes. Corolla cream with yellow center. Disk cupular with many seeds, ovate-shaped, compressed, with scanty endosperm, with a tuft of hairs at one end, dark brown. The plant is widely grown as a fence cover.

Cultivation The plants prefer a rich slightly acid soil and benefit from regular watering during summer, and can stand mild frost for a short period. Propagate from cuttings.

Species

Chonemorpha antidysenterica
Chonemorpha fragrans
Chonemorpha griffithii
Chonemorpha macrophylla
Chonemorpha penangensis
Chonemorpha rheedei
Chonemorpha verrucosa syn. Trachelospermum verrucosum

References

  • Ellison, Don (1999) Cultivated Plants of the World. London: New Holland (1st ed.: Brisbane: Flora

Publications International, 1995) ISBN 1 85974 256 4

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Wikispecies

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Taxonavigation

Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids I
Ordo: Gentianales
Familia: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Apocynoideae
Tribus: Apocyneae
Genus: Chonemorpha
Species: C. fragrans - C. verrucosa

Name

Chonemorpha G.Don


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