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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to Kenya and N. Mozambique.

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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
Many-stemmed climber with white latex.
Morphology Roots
Roots unknown.
Morphology Stem
Stems twining, pale brown to reddish brown, up to 6 m long, 2–5 mm diameter, glabrous, lenticellate
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile or sub-sessile, leathery; blade elliptic, broadly elliptic, broadly obovate or sub-orbicular, (6–)8–10(–16) × (4–)5–8(–10) cm, retuse or obtuse, mucronate or apiculate, base cordate to obtuse, green above, glaucous beneath, violet spotted or blotched, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences axillary, rarely terminal, open, monochasial branches 3–6-flowered, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncles sturdy, reddish brown, primary 2–3(–10) cm long, secondaries 1–3 cm long, densely packed with floral bracts and scars.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts broadly ovate to triangular, clasping, ± 1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels sturdy, reddish brown, 1–5 mm long
Morphology General Buds
Buds sub-globose, short-apiculate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals green, reddish blotched, narrowly ovate to narrowly triangular, ± 2 × 0.5 mm, glabrous, margins fimbriate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla dull purple, brownish-red, pinkish-purple or pink, glabrous; tube broadly campanulate, 2.5–3 mm long, with papillose spots; lobes ovate to broadly ovate, 3–4 × 1–2.5 mm, acute to obtuse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona: lower whorl of pale green to yellow ovoid lobes with curved apex, ± 1 mm long; upper whorl of sinus pockets
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens glabrous, filaments ± 0.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers whitish, triangular, ± 1mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style ± 0.5 mm long; style-head conical, long-attenuate, ± 1.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles paired, horizontally opposite, dark reddish-brown, angular cylindrical-ovoid, 25–30 cm long, 5–8 mm diameter
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds brown, very narrowly sub-elliptic to very narrowly sub-ovate, 10 × 2 mm; coma white, 3–5 cm long
Ecology
Moist evergreen lowland and coastal forest on deep humic soil over coral, or submontane forest; 0–1100 m
Distribution
Range: Cameroon, Central African Republic and N Mozambique Flora districts: K4 K7 T3 T6 T7 T8 Z

Native to:

Cameroon, Central African Repu, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania

Cryptolepis hypoglauca K.Schum. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 26, 2001 Holst, C. [2728], Tanzania K000234076 lectotype
Drummond, R.B. [3917], Kenya 5324.000

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 320 (1895)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. 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.T.S.L.: 491 (1994).
  • P.O.A. C: 320 (1895)
  • T.T.C.L.: 64 (1949)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0