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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya.

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

Morphology General Habit
Climber 2–3 m high.
Morphology Roots
Roots unknown.
Morphology Stem
Stems slender, twining, brown, papillose to minutely scabridulous, nodes enlarged
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sub-coriaceous; petiole 0.5–1 cm long; blade elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 6–8 × 4–5 cm, retuse-mucronate, mucro reddish, base obtuse to sometimes cuneate, green above, beneath pale grey-green, violet spotted and blotched, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences axillary, few-flowered, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncles slender, primary 1.5–2.5 cm long, secondary 2–3.5 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels ± 5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts acicular, ± 1 mm long
Morphology General Buds
Buds oblong-ovoid, longapiculate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals narrowly triangular to narrowly ovate-triangular, ± 2 × 0.7 mm, glabrous, acute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla creamy-white; tube campanulate, 2–3 mm long, outside glabrous, inside villous below stamens; lobes linear to linear ovate, 7–8 × ± 1 mm, round to acute, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona of lower whorl only, lobes clavate, ± 0.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens villous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments ± 0.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers creamy yellow, ovate-triangular, ± 1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles free, terete, ± 1 mm long, glabrous; style-head broadly ovoid.
Figures
Fig 40, p 127
Ecology
Coastal lowland forest; 0–100 m
Distribution
Flora districts: K7 Range: Not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya

Cryptolepis africana (Bullock) Venter & R.L.Verh. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in S. African J. Bot. 73: 42 (2007)

Accepted by

  • Goyder, S., Harris, T., Masinde, S., Meve, U. & Venter, J. (2012). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Apocynaceae(2): 1-530.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • S. Afr. Journ. Bot. 73: 42 (2007).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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