Rhaphiostylis Planch. ex Benth.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Madagascar.

[FTEA]

Icacinaceae, G. Ll. Lucas. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or climbers
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, entire, petiolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in ± axillary fascicles, hermaphrodite, regular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, united at the base to give minute deltoid lobes, imbricate, persistent in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, free, valvate, linear-lanceolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, free, alternating with the petals; filaments subulate; anthers oblong
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary unilocular; style eccentric, filiform, persistent; stigma small, capitate or discoid; ovules 2, pendulous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a drupe flattened through the longitudinal axis.

[FZ]

Icacinaceae, E. J. Mendes. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or lianes.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, petiolate, entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual, pedicellate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences supra-axillary.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx small, 5-fid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, valvate, free.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5; filaments compressed below, filiform above, alternipetalous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary with an excentric style.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit with a persistent style.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Rhaphiostylis Planch. ex Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jun 1, 2011 Cheek, M. [11223], Cameroon K000339850 No

First published in W.J.Hooker, Niger Fl.: 259 (1849)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6. Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Sleumer in E. & P. Pflanzenfam. 20B: 368 (1942).
  • in Hook. Fl. Nigrit. 259 (1849)

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Hook., Niger Fl.: 259 (1849).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Sleumer in E. & P. Pf., ed. 2 20B: 368 (1942)
  • in Hook., Niger Fl.: 259, t. 28 (1849)

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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