Cryptolepis delagoensis Schltr.

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 38: 26 (1905)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is S. Mozambique to Mpumalanga. It is a climbing shrub and grows primarily in the subtropical biome.

Descriptions

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

Goyder, D. J., Gilbert, M. G. & Venter, H. J. T. (2020). Apocynaceae (part 2). In: M. A. García (ed.), Flora Zambesiaca, Vol. 7(3). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Type
Mozambique, Maputo [Lourenço Marques], xii.1897, Schlechters.n. (B† holotype); neotype: South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Tembe Elephant Park, Venter 9335 (PRE neotype, BLFU), neotypified by Bester & Joubert in Bothalia 41: 200 (2011).
Morphology General Habit
A climber
Morphology Roots
Roots unknown
Morphology Stem
Stems slender, twining, up to 4 m × 3.5 mm, greyish-brown, slighty verrucose, glabrous, interpetiolar ridges glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves decussate opposite, petiole 1–3 mm long; blade elliptic to broadly elliptic, ovate or rarely obovate, obtuse-apiculate, cuspidate, acute or acuminate, base obtuse, 1.0–2.5 × 0.4–0.7(1.2) cm, coriaceous, puberulous and yellowish- green above, papillate and pale green beneath, margin revolute, secondary and tertiary veins indistinct
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences compact, few-flowered, glabrous; primary peduncles 1–3(10) mm long, secondaries 1–2 mm long; pedicels 1–3 mm long; bracts densely packed, acicular, 0.5–1.0 mm long, glabrous to fimbriate
Morphology General Buds
Buds ovoid, acute to apiculate, full-turn helically twisted
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals broadly ovate, acute, ± 1 × ± 0.5 mm, glabrous, occasionally fimbriate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white to creamy yellow, glabrous; tube campanulate, 1.5–2.0 mm long; lobes spreading, linear-oblong, obtuse, 1.5–3.5 × ± 0.7 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona of lower whorl only, concealed, lobes oblong to clavate, emarginate to acute, fleshy, 0.3–0.5 mm long, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens subsessile, anthers hastate, attenuate, villous outside, 0.7–0.9 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style terete, 0.2–0.3 mm long, style-head deltoid, acute, 0.5–0.6 mm long, translator narrowly elliptic. Follicles erect, widely to horizontally divaricate, narrowly ovoid, apex acute and recurved, 3–5 × 0.5–0.6 cm, dark brown
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds narrowly elliptic, 8–11 × 2.5 mm, dark reddish-brown, smooth; coma white, 1.3–1.7 cm long.
Distribution
Mozambique . Also found in South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga).
Ecology
Grows in sand forest and bushveld, mostly associated with sandy soil; 50–900 m.
[FZ]

Sources

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    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
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    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0