6747.000 Raphionacme Harv.

CHLOROCYATHUS Oliv.

PENTAGONANTHUS Bullock

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020) Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(3)

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: 12 taxa.

Raphionacme lanceolata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
globosa K. Schum.B,N,W,C,EDescription
grandiflora (K. Schum.) N.E. Br.[DD]N,SDescription, Image
lanceolata SchinzB,N,E,SLkDescription, Image
linearis K. Schum.N
longifolia (K. Schum.) N.E. Br.CDescription, Image
longituba E.A. BruceN,C,E,S
madiensis S. MooreNDescription, Image
michelii De Wild.W
splendens Schltr. subsp. splendens N,CDescription, Image
sylvicola Venter & R.L. Verh.[End]NDescription
velutina Schltr.SDescription, Image
welwitschii Schltr. & RendleN,W,C,ENDescription, Image

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
Wikipedia: Raphionacme
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Raphionacme
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Raphionacme

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Raphionacme.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1129, retrieved 20 October 2021

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