Raphionacme sylvicola Venter & R.L. Verh.

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Frequency: Uncommon and local
Status: Native
Woody climber with twining stems. Leaves spreading, ovate to elliptic, 9–13 cm long, pubescent, green above, somewhat paler green beneath, thinly textured; petiole 2–3 mm long, slender, pubescent, with a few reddish colleters above. Inflorescences axillary and subterminal, 5–8-flowered, pubescent; peduncles 15–35 mm long, slender; pedicles 8–12 mm long, slender. Sepals ovate to triangular, 1.5 mm long, pubescent. Corolla green with purple specks; tube 3 mm long, funnel-shaped, hairless; lobes oblong-ovate, 4–5 mm long, sparsely pubescent outside, hairless inside. Corona green, hairless; coronal feet tri-segmented; central segment 8 mm long, strap-shaped, deeply bifid; lateral segments 1 mm long. Follicles and seeds unknown.
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Habitat: In moist Miombo woodland.
Altitude range: 900 m (approx)
Flowering time:Dec
Worldwide distribution: Only known from northern Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
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Endemic status: Endemic
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Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 33 - 34.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Raphionacme sylvicola
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Raphionacme sylvicola.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=233600, retrieved 16 April 2024

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