1. Family: Apocynaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Raphionacme Harv.
      1. Raphionacme moyalica Venter & R.L.Verh.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Ethiopia to N. Kenya.

    [FTEA]

    Apocynaceae (part 2), David Goyder, Timothy Harris, Siro Masinde, Ulrich Meve, Johan Venter. Flora of Tropical East Africa, 2012

    Habit
    Erect herb of ± 10 cm high.
    Tubers
    Tuber turnip-shaped, ± 13 cm long, 6.5 cm diameter.
    Stem
    Aerial stems erect, branching lateral, scabridulous
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile to subsessile; blade very narrowly ovate to very narrowly elliptic or obovate, 55–65 × 8–10 mm, acute, scabridulous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal and axillary, branched cymes, each branch ± 5-flowered, densely scabridulous
    Corolla
    Corolla tube campanulate, 2–3 mm long, outside scabridulous; lobes spreading, maroon-violet, ovate, 3–4 × 1–2 mm, outside densely scabridulous
    Corona
    Corona lobes maroon-violet, unsegmented; feet fleshy, laterally dilated, concave; upper part filiform, 7–15 mm long, terminally tortuous. Staminal filaments ± 0.5 mm long, basally fleshy, broadly sub-conical, terminally filiform; anthers ovate, ± 1 mm long, acute, connective violet.
    Style
    Style terete, 1–2 mm long; style-head ovoid, acute, ± 1 mm long
    Gynostegium
    Gynostegium base in corolla mouth
    Fruits
    Follicles and seeds unknown.
    Ecology
    Mountain bushland and grassland; 500–1200 m
    Distribution
    Flora districts: K1 K4 Range: Ethiopia

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya

    Raphionacme moyalica Venter & R.L.Verh. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 15, 1996 Gillett, J.B. [14021], Kenya K000234180 holotype

    First published in S. African J. Bot. 63: 101 (1997)

    Accepted by

    • Goyder, S., Harris, T., Masinde, S., Meve, U. & Venter, J. (2012). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Apocynaceae(2): 1-530.
    • Venter, H.J.T. (2009). A taxonomic revision of Raphianacme (Apocynaceae: Periplocoideae) South African Journal of Botany 75: 292-350.
    • Hedberg, I., Edwards, S. & Nemomissa, S. (eds.) (2003). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 4(1): 1-352. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

    Not accepted by

    • Albers, F. & Meve, U. (eds.) (2002). Illustrated handbook of succulent plants Asclepiadaceae, corr. 2nd printing: 1-318. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg,New York. [Cited as Raphionacme borenensis.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Goyder, S., Harris, T., Masinde, S., Meve, U. & Venter, J. (2012). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Apocynaceae(2): 1-530.
    • Venter, H.J.T. (2009). A taxonomic revision of Raphianacme (Apocynaceae: Periplocoideae) South African Journal of Botany 75: 292-350.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Fl. Eth. 4(1): 110 (2003).
    • S. Afr. Journ. Bot. 63: 101 (1997)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
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    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0