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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

Asclepiadaceae, A. A. Bullock. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Note
Similar to the last (Aspidoglossum angustissimum)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers dull purplish
Ecology
In savanna.

[FTEA]

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 napiform tuber.
Morphology Stem
Stems single, 30–110 cm long, simple or branched, extremely slender, pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite and paired even in inflorescence, linear, 1.5–4 × ± 0.05 cm, margins strongly revolute, pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences sessile at each of the upper nodes, 1–11-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 2–5 mm long, pilose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx lobes lanceolate, 0.7–1.5 × 0.3–0.6 mm, acute, pilose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla campanulate, yellow-green to brown, sometimes pinkish outside, divided ± to the base; lobes ovate, 2–3 × ± 1 mm, acute, plane or more usually replicate, outer surface pilose, inner surface long-pilose particularly towards the apex and margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona lobes with basal part ± 0.5 × 0.8 mm, the upper margin developed into three teeth, the central one narrowly triangular, ± 0.5 mm long, much longer than the lateral pair.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynostegium
Gynostegium ± 0.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollinarium
Pollinaria minute; corpusculum subovoid, ± 0.1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollinia
Pollinia with clear germination zone
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles (immature) fusiform with an attenuate beak, densely puberulent
Figures
Fig 93, p 379
Ecology
Grassland; 700–1200 m
Distribution
Range: Widespread but local in tropical and southern Africa Flora districts: U2 U3 U4 T6 T8

Native to:

Burkina, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Congo, Ethiopia, Free State, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Aspidoglossum interruptum (E.Mey.) Bullock appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1982 Schimper [1633], Ethiopia K000234464 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1982 Schlechter, F.R.R. [3944], South Africa K000234655 lectotype
Jan 1, 1982 Schlechter, F.R.R. [3944], South Africa K000234656 isotype
Jan 1, 1982 Barber, F.W. [847], South Africa K000234657 lectotype
Jan 1, 1982 Schlechter [11685], South Africa K000234658 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1982 Maitland, T.D. [824], Uganda K000918642
Jan 1, 1982 Sillitoe, F. [447], Sudan K000918648
Wild, H. [G.H. 34862], Zimbabwe 48610.000
Drege [3428], South Africa K000234654 isotype
Drege [3428], South Africa K000234653 lectotype
Maitland, T.D. [1453], Cameroon K000028268
Maitland, T.D. [1775], Cameroon K000028267

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

Accepted by

  • Berhaut, J. (1971). Flore illustrée du Sénégal 1: 1-626. Gouvernement du Sénégal, Ministère du développement rural direction des eaux et forêta, Dakar.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • 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.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • Hedberg, I., Edwards, S. & Nemomissa, S. (eds.) (2003). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 4(1): 1-352. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1963). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 1-544.
  • Lachenaud, O. (2009). La flore des plantes vasculaires de la République du Congo: nouvelles données Systematics and Geography of Plants 79: 199-214.
  • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • 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

  • in Kew Bull. 7: 419 (1952).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Berhaut, J. (1971). Flore illustrée du Sénégal 1: 1-626. Gouvernement du Sénégal, Ministère du développement rural direction des eaux et forêta, Dakar.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • 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.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • Hedberg, I., Edwards, S. & Nemomissa, S. (eds.) (2003). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 4(1): 1-352. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1963). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 1-544.
  • Lachenaud, O. (2009). La flore des plantes vasculaires de la République du Congo: nouvelles données Systematics and Geography of Plants 79: 199-214.
  • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • F.W.T.A. ed. 2, 2: 92 (1963)
  • Fl. Eth. 4(1): 119, fig. 140.11 (2003).
  • K.B. 7: 419 (1952)

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