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.

Botswana: 5 taxa.

Raphionacme velutina

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
hirsuta (E. Mey.) R.A. DyerSE?
inconspicua H. HuberN
lanceolata SchinzN,SWDescription, Image
longifolia (K. Schum.) N.E. Br.NDescription, Image
velutina Schltr.N,SW,SEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Raphionacme:

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Flora of Caprivi: Raphionacme
Flora of Malawi: Raphionacme
Flora of Mozambique: Raphionacme
Flora of Zambia: 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: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Raphionacme.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1129, retrieved 29 May 2022

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