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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya to NE. Tanzania.
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
A climber with white latex.
Morphology Roots
Roots unknown.
Morphology Stem
Stems slender, twining, purplish-brown, ± 4 mm diameter, verrucose, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves leathery; petiole 5–6 mm long; blade recurved, elliptic, 5–7 × 2–3 cm, acuminate, cuspidate or drip-tipped, base truncate, green above, pale green beneath, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal and axillary, subcompact, cymose with 3–7 compact monochasiums, few-flowered, glabrous; primary peduncles 1–2 cm long, secondary 1–2 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels ± 3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts densely packed, acicular, ± 1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flower buds oblong, apiculate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals free, ovate, ± 1 mm long, glabrous, rounded
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla yellowish-green; tube oblong-campanulate, ± 3 mm long, outside glabrous, inside villous below stamens; lobes linear to linearovate, 4–5 × ± 1 mm, rounded, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona: lower whorl with lobes clavate, ± 0.8 mm long; upper whorl of pockets with linear, deeply cleft lobes of ± 1 mm long from pocket rim
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens sub-sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers hastate, ± 0.5 mm long, attenuate, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style terete, ± 0.3 mm long; style-head angular-deltoid, ± 0.5 mm diameter
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit and seed unknown
Ecology
Upland forest; ± 1200 m
Note
Dimensions of floral parts may be incorrectly small as the two known collections on which the measurements were made have only buds, no mature flowers.
Distribution
Range: Not known elsewhere Flora districts: K4 T3

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Cryptolepis ibayana L.Joubert & Venter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2016 Abdallah, R.D. [3979.], Tanzania K000874371 holotype

First published in Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 160: 355 (2009)

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

  • J.L.S. 160: 355 (2009), replacement name for C. bifida L. Joubert & Venter, non (Blume) P.I. Forst.

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