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This species is accepted, and its native range is Guinea Bissau, South Sudan to Zambia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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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
Perennial herb with subglobose to napiform tuber.
Morphology Stem
Stems single, erect, 40–90 cm long, simple or commonly with one or more erect branches, minutely pubescent with short curled white hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite and paired even in the inflorescence, linear, 3–9 × 0.05–0.3 cm, margins strongly revolute, appressed-pubescent on upper surface and on midrib below
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences sessile, 3–7-flowered at each of the upper nodes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 1–6 mm long, minutely pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx lobes triangular to ovate, 1.5–2.5 × 0.4–1 mm, acute, pilose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla spreading to campanulate, divided ± to the base, white, cream, yellow, pink or purple; lobes linear-lanceolate, 5.5–9 × 1–2 mm, plane or more usually strongly replicate, united at the tips to form a lantern or free and spreading, glabrous or pilose on outer face, inner face glabrous to densely pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona lobes of type B (fig 91.2), green, cream or purple, adjacent lobes abutting to form a drum around the column; basal part 1–1.5 × 1–1.5 mm, ± as long as or longer than the staminal column, shoulders rounded, square or toothed; ventral tooth minute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Staminal column 0.5–1 mm long; corpusculum subcylindrical, ± 0.2 × 0.05 mm; translator arms ± 0.15 mm..
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollinia
Pollinia obovoid, ± 0.5 × 0.2 mm, attached apically to translator arms, with a conspicuous proximal germination zone
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicle fusiform, ± 7 cm long, with a long attenuate beak, pubescent; fruiting pedicel contorted to hold follicle erect
Figures
Fig 92, p 377
Ecology
Seasonally waterlogged grassland; 900–1700 m
Distribution
Flora districts: U2 U3 U4 K6 T4 T7 Range: Guinea Bissau, Congo-Kinshasa, South Sudan, Zambia, Malawi

Native to:

Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Malawi, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Aspidoglossum connatum (N.E.Br.) Bullock appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1994 Bidgood, S. [2583], Tanzania K000918643
Jan 1, 1982 Sillitoe, F. [448], Sudan K000918651
de Leyser, E.A. [185], Tanzania 52563.000
Watermeyer, A.M. [3], Tanzania 999.000
Carson, A. [17], Zambia K000234762 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 7: 419 (1952)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 7(3): 1-375. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Goyder, S., Harris, T., Masinde, S., Meve, U. & Venter, J. (2012). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Apocynaceae(2): 1-530.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • K.B. 7: 419 (1952)
  • U.K.W.F. ed. 2: 176 (1994).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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