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This species is accepted, and its native range is Sierra Leone to Guinea, Central African Republic.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

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

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

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

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

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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