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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa.
Tacazzea apiculata Oliv.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1–4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Distribution
Widely distributed in tropical and subtropical Africa.
Morphology General Habit
Large liana; stems up to 20 m long; bark reddish brown, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, somewhat leathery; petiole 1–6 mm long; blade ovate to broadly ovate or elliptic to broadly elliptic, (3–)6–10(–22) x (2–)3–7(–12) cm, obtuse-acuminate to obtuse or emarginate and mucronate at the apex, rounded to cordate at the base, glabrous to sparsely tomentose above, tertiary veins conspicuously netted, whitish to greyish tomentose below
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences slender and frail; peduncles 3–60 mm long, whitish tomentose; pedicels 2–15 mm long, puberulous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals broadly ovate, 1.5 x 1.5 mm, pale green to brownish-red
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pale green to pale yellow or reddish, glabrous; tube 0.5–1 mm long; lobes ovate, 5–7 x 2 mm, obtuse to acute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona-lobes 6–12 mm long, basally ovate, then filiform with apex sometimes 2- or 3-fid, yellowish or reddish
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles horizontal, narrowly ovoid with long-apiculate tip, 30–85 x 5–15 mm, hirsute or tomentose to softly puberulous or glabrous.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts ovate, ± 1 mm long, puberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 2–15 mm long, puberulous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals broadly ovate, 1.5 mm long, pale green to brownish-red
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pale green to pale yellow or reddish, glabrous, tube 0.5–1 mm long; lobes ovate, 5–7 × 2 mm, obtuse to acute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Coronal feet ± 1 mm long, lobes yellowish or reddish, 5–11 mm long, filiform with apex sometimes 2- or 3-fid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 1.5–2 mm long, filaments terete.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers broadly oblong.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Interstaminal nectaries sub-quadrate, emarginate or bifid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style-head subsessile, broadly ovoid; translator receptacle rhomboidal with apex deeply split.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles horizontally divergent, narrowly ovoid, 3–9 cm long, 0.5–1.5 cm diameter, long-apiculate, hirsute or tomentose to softly puberulous or glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds obliquely ovate, 3–9 mm long; coma 2–5 cm long
Figures
Fig 45, p. 141.
Ecology
Swamp, stream and lake bank forests; 0–2000 m
Morphology General Habit
Giant liana.
Morphology Stem
Stems up to 20 m long, bark reddish brown, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves semicoriaceous; petiole 1–6 mm long; blade ovate to broadly ovate or elliptic to broadly elliptic, 3–22 × 2–12 cm, obtuse-acuminate to obtuse or emarginate, mucronate, base rounded to cordate, glabrous to sparsely tomentose above, tertiary veins conspicuously netted, beneath whitish to greyish tomentose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences frail.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncles 3–60 mm long, whitish tomentose.
Distribution
Range: Widely distributed across tropical and southern Africa Flora districts: U2 U4 K1 K2 K3 K4 K7 T1 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 T8

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A luxuriant dry forest climber
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Masses of creamy-white flowers.

[FTEA]
Use
Tacazzea apiculata is supposed to be very poisonous

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Tacazzea apiculata Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2007 Festo, L. [2674], Kenya K000469049
Sep 1, 1996 Cheek, M. [7268], Cameroon K000011914
Sep 1, 1996 Cheek, M. [7268], Cameroon K000011913
Nov 15, 1989 Gerrard, W.T. [1796], South Africa K000234202 syntype
Jul 1, 1989 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [9533], Cameroon K000028241
Apr 28, 1989 Welwitsch [4208], Angola K000234207 Unknown type material
Dec 1, 1967 Ujor, E.U. [FHI 29282], Cameroon K000028242
Greenway, P.J. [10250], Tanzania 1082.000
Drummond, R.B. [4263], Kenya 1988.000
Gillett, J.B. [13548], Kenya 1989.000
Onochie, C.F. [FHI 35384], Nigeria 23683.000
Robertson, S.A. [7099], Kenya 59449.000
Faulkner, H. [1181], Tanzania 6792.000
Angus, A. [1045], Zambia 6793.000
Verdcourt, B. [1570], Kenya 7046.000
Welwitsch [4209], Angola K000234206 Unknown type material
Kirk, J. [s.n.], Mozambique K000234210 Unknown type material
Kirk, J. [s.n.], Mozambique K000234208
Kirk, J. [s.n.], Mozambique K000234209
Goetze [1289], Tanzania K000234213 Unknown type material
Speke [711], Uganda K000234215
Speke [s.n.], Uganda K000234214
Barter [486], Nigeria K000234222 Unknown type material
Barter [1086], Nigeria K000234223 Unknown type material
Bidgood, S. [5700], Tanzania K000468724
Keay, R.W.J. [FHI 25877], Nigeria Tacazzea barteri 22856.000
Wild, H. [2773, 22622], Zimbabwe Tacazzea kirkii 11771.000
Brenan, J.P.M. [8230], Tanzania Tacazzea kirkii 1990.000

First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 29: 108 (1875)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • 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.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Bruyns, P.V. (2014). The Apocynaceae of Namibia Strelitzia 34: 1-158. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hedberg, I., Edwards, S. & Nemomissa, S. (eds.) (2003). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 4(1): 1-352. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1963). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 1-544.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
  • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1985). Flora du Rwanda 3: 1-729. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Berhaut Fl. Sén. 60.
  • Bullock in Kew Bull. 9: 354 (1954).
  • F.T.A. 4, 1: 267
  • in Trans. Linn. Soc. 29: 108 (1875)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • 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.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Bruyns, P.V. (2014). The Apocynaceae of Namibia Strelitzia 34: 1-158. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1963). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 1-544.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
  • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1985). Flora du Rwanda 3: 1-729. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by J. Venter [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • F.P.S. 2: 418 (1952)
  • F.T.A. 4(1): 267 (1902)
  • Fl. Eth. 4(1): 103 (2003)
  • Fl. Rwanda 3: 117 (1985)
  • Fl. Somalia 3: 141 (2006).
  • K.T.S.L.: 498 (1994)
  • P.O.A. C: 320 (1895)
  • T.T.C.L.: 68 (1949)
  • Trans. Linn. Soc., Bot. 29: 108 (1875)
  • U.K.W.F. ed. 2: 175 (1994)

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