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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to 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 dwarf erect geophytic herb from a fleshy edible disciform tuber
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Pale green flowers.

Native to:

Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali

Raphionacme vignei E.A.Bruce appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Vigne, C. [3823], Ghana K000234186 Unknown type material

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1936: 477 (1936)

Accepted by

  • Albers, F. & Meve, U. (eds.) (2002). Illustrated handbook of succulent plants Asclepiadaceae, corr. 2nd printing: 1-318. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg,New York.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1963). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 1-544.
  • Venter, H.J.T. (2009). A taxonomic revision of Raphianacme (Apocynaceae: Periplocoideae) South African Journal of Botany 75: 292-350.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in Kew Bull. 1936: 477.

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

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