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

[FWTA]

Apocynaceae, H. Huber. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
A glabrous shrub or tree 3-46 ft. high, rarely climbing
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pure white, in sessile, axillary clusters.

[FTEA]

Apocynaceae, E.A. Omino. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2002

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree 1.5–8 m high; trunk very slender, smooth; bark and branches smooth.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, petiolate; blade elliptic to oblong, 5–17 cm long, 1.8–7.2 cm wide, apex acuminate with acumen 10–22 mm long, acute or cuneate at the base; petiole 4–11(–14) mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence axillary, sometimes terminal at the same time, 1.5–2.5 cm long, 10(–15)-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers very fragrant; sepals ovate, up to 2.8 mm long; corolla pure white; tube (9.2–)10–15 mm long; lobes narrowly oblong to broadly ovate, 5–10.5 mm long, 1.5–5.5 mm wide; stamens inserted at 7.5–12 mm from the base; pistil 7.5–12.5 mm long; style 5.5–11 mm long; pistil-head oblong or ellipsoid; ovules 2 in each carpel.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits of 2 separate mericarps, these obovoid or ellipsoid, 11–18 mm long, 7–12 mm wide, rounded at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ellipsoid, oblong or subglobose, 9–11 mm long, 3–7 mm in diameter.
Habitat
Moist forest; 1500–1800 m
Distribution
K7

Native to:

Cabinda, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Zaïre

Pleiocarpa bicarpellata Stapf appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 1, 2007 Cheek, M. [11572], Cameroon K000460219
Jun 1, 2006 Onana, J.-M. [2912], Cameroon K000339946
Jun 1, 2006 Cheek, M. [11832], Cameroon K000339947
Jun 1, 2006 Cheek, M. [11789], Cameroon K000339944
Jun 1, 2006 Cheek, M. [11614], Cameroon K000339945
Jun 1, 2006 Nana felicite [74], Cameroon K000339943
Jun 1, 2006 Etuge, M. [5192], Cameroon K000339948
Jun 1, 2006 Darbyshire, I. [250], Cameroon K000339949
May 1, 2001 Zapfack, L. [667], Cameroon K000198055
Jan 1, 1995 Mann [1213], Ghana K000233661 lectotype
Jan 1, 1995 Mann [1213], Ghana K000233662 lectotype
Mar 28, 1994 Zenker, G.A. [753], Cameroon K000233646 syntype
Mar 28, 1994 Zenker, G.A. [753], Cameroon K000233647 syntype
Mar 28, 1994 Staudt [93], Cameroon K000233648 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1993 Keay, R.W.J. [37457], Cameroon K000028103
Jan 1, 1993 Preuss, P.R. [44], Cameroon K000028100
Jan 1, 1950 Brenan, J.P.M. [9458], Cameroon K000028104
Brenan, J.P. [9458], Cameroon 11755.000
Staudt, A. [683], Cameroon K000028102
Staudt, A. [573], Cameroon K000028101

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1894: 21 (1894)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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

  • F.T.A. 4, 1: 99.
  • in Kew Bull. 1894: 21

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Huber in Flora of West Tropical Africa ed. 2, 2: 63 (1963).
  • Omino in Wageningen Agric. Univ. Pap. 96 (1): 135, t. 36 (1996).
  • Pichon in Bull. Soc. Brot. sér. 2 (27): 125, t. 3/8–10 (1953).
  • Stapf in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1894: 21 (1894)
  • Stapf in Flora of Tropical Africa 4 (1): 99 (1902).

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