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.

Caprivi: 2 taxa.

Raphionacme lanceolata

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SpeciesContent
lanceolata SchinzDescription, Image
velutina Schltr.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Raphionacme:

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Flora of Botswana: 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
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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, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Raphionacme.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1129, retrieved 3 August 2021

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