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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya to S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Slender woody twiner to 1.5(–2) m from a large napiform tuber, latex white.
Morphology Stem
Stems often reddish, minutely pubescent 3–6 × 0.5–1 mm, green and densely white-pubescent abaxially, adaxially green to orange or brown, sparsely pubescent or papillose
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, petiole 1–3 mm long, minutely pubescent; lamina narrowly linear to oblong, elliptic or ovate, 2–8 × 0.1–2.5 cm, apex rounded to subacute or acuminate, base cuneate, glabrous or minutely pubescent beneath
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences extra-axillary, sessile but sometimes on short lateral shoots, 1–6 flowers open at one time.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 0–1(–2) mm long, minutely but densely pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals triangular, ± 1 mm long, minutely pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla narrowly conical and strongly contorted in bud, divided ± to the base, lobes linear,
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona white, tubular part 2–3(–6) mm long and 1–1.5 mm in diameter, urceolate or cylindrical, apical lobes 0.5–1 mm long; lobes from inner whorl of corona filiform, projecting from mouth of tube for up to 1.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles grey-green often with purplish bands, 7–20 × 0.8–1.2 cm, smooth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds yellow-brown, 8–10 × 4–6 mm.
Ecology
Acacia- Commiphora bushland or coastal thicket; 0–1100 m
Note
A disjunct distribution with East African populations separated from populations in dry tropical and subtropical regions of southern Africa by the more humid Brachystegia belt of southern Tanzania, Zambia and Malawi. The discovery of an isotype of Fockea angustifolia ( Marloth 1008) in Munich makes the neotypification of this name by Bruyns & Klak in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 93: 548 (2006) redundant. In the same work Bruyns & Klak designated the duplicate of Monro 828 at BOL as lectotype of Fockea monroi S. Moore. However, Spencer Moore clearly states on p. 89 of the introduction to the paper describing this species that ‘types of species described are in the National Herbarium’ – as the paper was published in Journal of Botany, the ‘National Herbarium’ is unquestionably BM, and the lectotype must be selected from material deposited in that institution.
Distribution
Flora districts: K7 T2 T3 T5 Range: Also recorded from Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Fockea angustifolia K.Schum. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2007 Bidgood, S. [BO/12], Botswana K000823854
Jul 17, 2003 Winkler, H. [3803], Tanzania K000196874 lectotype
Jul 1, 1993 Drummond, R.B. [4045], Kenya 1896.000 holotype
Jul 1, 1993 Drummond, R.B. [4045], Kenya K000195024 holotype
Jan 1, 1982 Lugard, E.J. [299], Botswana K000195029 holotype
Jan 1, 1982 Gerrard, W.T. [1310], South Africa K000195028 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1982 Zeyher [510], South Africa K000195027 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1982 Zeyher [1135], South Africa K000195026
Jan 1, 1982 Zeyher [1135], South Africa K000305450
Jan 1, 1982 Schinz, H. [s.n.], South Africa K000305451
Ollerton, J. [104], Namibia 63617.000
Drummond, R.B. [4045], Kenya K000195025 holotype
Bidgood, S. [6270], Tanzania K000468155
Bidgood, S. [6158], Tanzania K000468267

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 17: 146 (1893)

Accepted by

  • Bruyns, P.V. (2014). The Apocynaceae of Namibia Strelitzia 34: 1-158. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
  • Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 7(3): 1-375. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Goyder, S., Harris, T., Masinde, S., Meve, U. & Venter, J. (2012). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Apocynaceae(2): 1-530.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • E.J. 17: 146 (1893).

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