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This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Uganda to Rwanda.

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

Morphology General Habit
Epiphytic climber.
Morphology Stem
Stems twining, up to 1.5 m long, bark greenish-brown, glossy, pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaf petiole up to 2.5 cm long; lamina lanceolate, 12 × 3.5 cm, acuminate, coriaceous, pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal and sub-terminal, 4–8-flowered, pubescent; peduncle up to 7 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts ovate-acuminate; pedicel up to 7 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx lobes ovate, 2–2.5 mm long, margin ciliate, without pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla up to 1.4 cm in diameter; tube purple, 1–1.5 mm long, outside glabrous, inside with few hairs near bases of corona lobes; lobes ovate, acute to acute-obtuse, 7–8 × 3–4 mm, within reddish-purple becoming darker towards base, glossy , margins ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona lobes incumbent on anthers, filiform, 4–5 mm long, densely white-pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens arise from inner base of corona, filaments terete, 1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers greenish white, ovoid with acute connective, 2 mm long, cells ± 1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollinia
Pollinia ovoid, ± 1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Nectaries lobular, fitting around style
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles ± 0.5 mm long; stylehead broadly obovoid with obtuse apex, 1 × 1.5 mm; translator receptacle broadly ovate and deeply split, ± 1 × 0.8 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynostegium
Gynostegium exposed from corolla tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit and seeds not known
Figures
Fig 53, p. 166.
Ecology
Moist forest; ± 1500 m
Distribution
Range: Rwanda Flora districts: U2

Native to:

Rwanda, Uganda

Epistemma neuerburgii Eb.Fisch. & Venter appears in other Kew resources:

First published in S. African J. Bot. 77: 681 (2011)

Accepted by

  • Goyder, S., Harris, T., Masinde, S., Meve, U. & Venter, J. (2012). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Apocynaceae(2): 1-530.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • S. Afr. Journ. Bot. 76: 681 (2011).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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