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

[FWTA]

Celastraceae, R. A. Blakelock. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Morphology General Habit
Climbing shrub
Morphology Leaves
The leaves dark green and shiny above, paler beneath
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, creamy-white, very numerous in much-branched cymes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits oblong, flat, very glaucous.

Native to:

Angola, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zaïre

Hippocratea myriantha Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 1, 2002 Gosline, G. [146], Cameroon K000008134
Aug 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [8924], Cameroon K000026811
Brenan, J.P.M. [8936], Nigeria 9787.000
Barker [2117], Sierra Leone K000036129
Mann, G. [2309], Sierra Leone K000036130
Zenker, G.A. [1072], Cameroon K000036133
Maitland, T.D. [1675], Cameroon K000093546
Maitland, T.D. [1675], Cameroon K000093545
Mann [790], Sierra Leone K000036132
Mann, G. [1797], Cameroon K000036134
Barker [1864], Sierra Leone K000036131

First published in Fl. Trop. Afr. 1: 269 (1868)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.
  • 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.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Chev. Bot. 131.
  • F.T.A. 1: 369 (1868)
  • Loes. in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 34: 106, fig. 1, D–F

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
  • 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.

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