1. Family: Apocynaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Raphionacme Harv.
      1. Raphionacme caerulea E.A.Bruce

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Sierra Leone to Guinea, Central African Republic.

    [FWTA]

    Periplocaceae, A. A. Bullock. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    A blue-flowered herb
    Note
    Unique in the family.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Central African Repu, Guinea, Sierra Leone

    Raphionacme caerulea E.A.Bruce appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Deighton, F.C. [1246], Sierra Leone K000234189 Unknown type material
    Deighton, F.C. [1246], Sierra Leone K000234190

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1935: 279 (1935)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Albers, F. & Meve, U. (eds.) (2002). Illustrated handbook of succulent plants Asclepiadaceae, corr. 2nd printing: 1-318. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg,New York.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Venter, H.J.T. (2009). A taxonomic revision of Raphianacme (Apocynaceae: Periplocoideae) South African Journal of Botany 75: 292-350.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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