6747.000 Raphionacme Harv.

PENTAGONANTHUS Bullock

Venter, H.J.T. (2009) A Taxonomic revision of Raphionacme (Apocynaceae: Periplocoideae) South African Journal of Botany 75(2) 292-350

Description of the genus

Geophytic suffrutescent herbs or sometimes climbers; latex white; root tuber turnip-shaped to cylindric; underground stems perennial; aerial stems annual, twining, erect or procumbent. Leaves simple, opposite, blades sometimes leathery. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, few- to many-flowered. Corolla tube campanulate to cylindric, inner face fluted; lobes ovate. Follicles paired or single. Seeds ovate with a ring of hairs.

Worldwide: 36 species in Africa with one in Arabia.

Zambia: 3 taxa.

Raphionacme lanceolata

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
grandiflora (K. Schum.) N.E. Br.[DD]N,SDescription, Image
lanceolata SchinzN,SLkDescription, Image
welwitschii Schltr. & RendleN,W,C,ENDescription

Other sources of information about Raphionacme:

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Flora of Botswana: Raphionacme
Flora of Caprivi: Raphionacme
Flora of Malawi: Raphionacme
Flora of Mozambique: Raphionacme
Flora of Zimbabwe: Raphionacme

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Raphionacme
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Raphionacme
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Raphionacme
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Raphionacme
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Raphionacme

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Raphionacme.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1129, retrieved 13 November 2019

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