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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ivory Coast to Ethiopia and Zambia.
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
Giant liana.
Morphology Stem
Stems up to 20 m long, young stems tomentose, older stems glabrous, verrucose
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate; petiole 1–4 cm long, puberulous, adaxially with 2 fleshy colleters at apex; blade elliptic to oblong or oblong-ovate, 6–16 × 3–10 cm, acute to acuminate or drip-tipped-acuminate, base cuneate to obtuse, glabrous, or above glabrous to sparsely puberulous and beneath puberulous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences puberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncles sturdy, 0.5–4 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 0.4–2 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts broadly ovate to ovate, 1–3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals reddish-brown, broadly ovate, ± 1.5 mm long, outside puberulous, margin ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pale green to pale yellow or reddish; tube ± 1 mm long, sparsely puberulous outside; lobes broadly oblong, 5–6 × 2–3 mm, obtuse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Coronal feet ± 1 mm long, lobes 4–8 mm long, filiform with apex helically twisted and sometimes bifid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2–3 mm long, filaments terete.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers ovate, acute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Interstaminal nectaries lobular, ± 1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style-head sub-sessile, broadly ovoid; translator receptacle broadly ovate with apex emarginate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles slightly divergent, pendulous, cylindrical-ovoid, 7–20 cm long, 0.7–1.6 cm diameter, obtuseacute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds obliquely ovate, 0.8–1.4 cm long; coma 1.5–5 cm long
Ecology
Bamboo or mixed Podocarpus afromontane forests, moist bushland, riparian woodland; 1500–3000 m
Distribution
Range: Ivory Coast, Central African Republic, Congo-Kinshasa, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi Flora districts: U2 U3 K1 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 T8

[FTEA]
Use
The roots which are strongly vanilla-scented are used as milk enhancer for both humans and cattle

Native to:

Burundi, Central African Repu, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Tacazzea conferta N.E.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2006 Ash [1524], Ethiopia 35675.000
May 3, 1989 Roth [407], Ethiopia K000234216 Unknown type material
Buchner [612], Angola K000234211 Unknown type material
Bruce, E.M. [757], Tanzania K000234212 holotype
Ash, J. [1755], Ethiopia Tacazzea galactagoga 35604.000

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1895: 247 (1895)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • 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

  • F.T.A. 4(1): 265 (1902)
  • Fl. Eth. 4(1): 103 (2003)
  • K.B. 1895: 247 (1895)
  • Pl. Nyika Plateau: 75 (2005).
  • T.T.C.L.: 68 (1949)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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