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Flora Data (Last Modified On 4/8/2013)
Genus Bonafousia A. DC.
PlaceOfPublication Prodr. 8: 359. 1844.
Description Shrubs or trees, the stems cylindrical or sharply angled, lacticiferous. Leaves opposite, non-glandular, pinnately-nerved, mostly subcoriaceous; petiolate, usually glandular in the axils. Inflorescences cymose, few-flowered, sometimes reduced to a single flower, axillary. Flowers medium-sized; calyx 5-lobed, or sometimes connate basally, the lobes somewhat unequal, bearing squamellae within; corolla salverform to subsalverform, without appendages, the limb 5-lobed, sinistrorsely convolute; stamens 5, included, the anthers free and not agglutinated to the stig- ma, without an enlarged connective; gynoecuim 2-carpellate, apocarpous, the ovary superior, the ovules numerous, the nectary adherent to the ovary, the style 1, the stigma pentagonal-umbraculiform. Fruit apocarpous, follicular, spherical to sub- spherical; seeds many, naked, embedded in a fleshy aril.
Habit Shrubs or trees
Distribution A genus of about nine species, mostly in northeastern South America; two species extend north into Panama.
Note Markgraf (Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 14: 151-184. 1938) resur- rected several genera which had been reduced to Tabernaemontana L. The validity of all the genera which Markgraf recognized and separated from Tabernaemon- tana is questionable, but judging from the Panamanian material, Bonafousia de- serves generic status.
Key a. Stems sharply angled; leaves ovate, at least some > 20 cm long; corolla tube twisted ......................................1. B. sananho aa. Stems terete; leaves elliptic, less than  15 cm long; corolla tube not twisted .... 2. B. undulata
 
 
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