Secamone brevipes (Benth.) Klack.

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Secamone brevipes

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lomami River bank, Tshopo

Secamone brevipes

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lomami River bank, Tshopo

Secamone brevipes

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lomami River bank, Tshopo

Secamone brevipes

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lomami River bank, Tshopo

Secamone brevipes

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lomami River bank, Tshopo

Secamone brevipes

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lomami River bank, Tshopo

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Synonyms: Rhynchostigma brevipes Benth.
Rhynchostigma lujaei De Wild. & T. Durand
Toxocarpus brevipes (Benth.) N.E. Br
Toxocarpus lujaei (De Wild. & T. Durand) De Wild.
Toxocarpus parviflorus (Benth.) N.E. Br.
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Woody liana; young stems reddish, pubescent with reddish brown, spreading hairs. Leaf pairs widely dispersed along twining branches; petiole 3–7 mm, densely pubescent; Leaves leathery, elliptic to oblong or obovate, 33–50 mm long rarely longer up to 95 mm, lower surface paler than the upper, sparsely pubescent beneath, becoming hairless with age, margin and midrib densely pubescent when young, midrib channeled above, prominent beneath, lateral veins conspicuous beneath, joining into a submarginal vein. Inflorescences axillary, densely rusty-pubescent, 5–7-flowered, shorter than the leaves; peduncles 1–8 mm; pedicels slender, 6–10 mm, densely covered with spreading, reddish hairs. Flowers sweetly scented, white turning yellow to orange; sepals 2.5–3 mm long, ovate, acute, with adpressed reddish hairs at least on the midrib, margins ciliate. Corolla white, 5–6 mm long, lobed nearly to the base, lobes spreading, oblong, c.4 mm long, hairless except for a tuft of white hairs at the base of each lobe. Corona lobes dorsally flattened and adpressed onto the staminal column, narrowly oblong with a truncate, shallowly toothed apex, slightly dilated at the base. Staminal column c.1.5 mm high. Follicles not seen.
Type location:
Cameroon
Notes:
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Habitat: Scrambling over trees and shrubs in mushitu forests.
Altitude range: 1200 - 1400 m
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Worldwide distribution: Nigeria, Cameroon, DRC, Angola and western Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
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Content last updated: Thursday 7 July 2022
Literature:

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Page 58.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Secamone brevipes
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Secamone brevipes
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Secamone brevipes
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Secamone brevipes
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Secamone brevipes
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Secamone brevipes
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Secamone brevipes.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=234610, retrieved 19 August 2022

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