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

Native to:

Angola, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Raphionacme globosa K.Schum. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Milne-Redhead, E. [2561], Zambia 2001.000
Milne-Redhead [8652], Tanzania 37043.000
Leedal, G.P. [5265], Tanzania 40329.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [8270], Tanzania 41508.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [7858], Tanzania 41510.000
Schaijes, M. [2628A], Congo, DRC 50441.000
Goyder, D.J. [3866], Tanzania 59801.000
Mechow [327], Angola K000234174 Unknown type material
Milne-Redhead, E. [3288], Zambia Raphionacme virgultorum 1997.000

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 17: 118 (1893)

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

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Venter, H.J.T. (2009). A taxonomic revision of Raphianacme (Apocynaceae: Periplocoideae) South African Journal of Botany 75: 292-350.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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