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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 5/31/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 5/31/2013)
Genus Turbina Raf.
PlaceOfPublication Fl. Tellur. 4: 81. 1838.
Note TYPE: T. corymbosa (L.) Raf.
Synonym Legendrea Webb & Berth., Hist. Nat. lies Canaries, Bot. 3, 2: 26. 1844. TYPE: L. mollissima Webb & Berth. = Turbina corymbosa (L.) Raf. var.
Description Lianas, often high climbing, pubescent or glabrous. Leaves petiolate, cordate and entire. Flowers white, greenish, pink, or crimson, solitary or on many- flowered axillary or terminal inflorescences; sepals ovate or lanceolate, the outer ones sphaecelate, often unequal, accrescent in fruit; corolla funnelform or sal- verform; the filaments filiform with glandular-pubescent, dilated bases, pollen pantoporate, spheroidal, spinulose; ovary glabrous, 2-locular, the style single, the 2 stigmas globose. Fruits indehiscent, dry, mostly ligneous to subligneous, ellipsoid to subglobose, 1-locular, mostly 1-seeded; the seeds pubescent.
Habit Lianas
Distribution This is a genus of about 12 species in the tropics of New and Old World.
Note Species are largely included on the basis of having indehiscent ovoid-oblong or ellipsoid fruits, usually with a single seed. The genus is probably not a natural taxon and needs study.
Key a. Flowers 2.5-3 cm long, campanulate-funnelform, white with a dark brown or purplish throat, trichomes on filament base orange; leaves mostly glabrous, rarely puberulent ...... 1. T. corymbosa aa. Flowers 6-7 cm long, funnelform, reddish to lilac or rarely white, trichomes on fila- ment base white to reddish; leaves mostly pubescent at least on lower surface ...... 2. T. abutiloides
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