Cryptolepis microphylla Baill.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Congo to Angola, E. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

Apocynaceae (part 2), David Goyder, Timothy Harris, Siro Masinde, Ulrich Meve, Johan Venter. Flora of Tropical East Africa, 2012

Morphology General Habit
Slender climber.
Morphology Roots
Roots unknown.
Morphology Stem
Stems twining, brown, up to 3 m long, 3–5 mm diameter, glabrous, scabrous or hirsute, lenticellate
Morphology Leaves
Leaves herbaceous; petioles slender, 2–3 mm long, scabridulous to hirsute; blade oblong-ovate, oblong-elliptic, ovate or elliptic, 2–4(–7) × 0.7–1.5 cm, obtuse-mucronate, acuminate or longattenuate, base obtuse, above bright green, sparsely scabridulous to hirsute, beneath pale green, scabridulous to hirsute, dense on prominent midrib
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences fewflowered, open, hirsute; peduncle slender, 1–1.2 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts linear, 2–3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels slender, 1.8–2 cm long
Morphology General Buds
Buds ovoid, long-apiculate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals very narrowly triangular to linear-ovate, 4–5 × 1 mm, attenuate, scabridulous to hirsute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla creamy yellow, glabrous; tube campanulate, 2–3 mm long, ± 1 mm diameter; lobes linear, 10–12 × 1–2 mm, obtuse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona glabrous; lower whorl of peg-like lobes, acute, ± 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 narrowly triangular, ± 1 mm long, apiculate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style ± 0.5 mm long; style-head purplish-red, deltoid, ± 1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles and seeds unknown
Ecology
Lowland forest and riverine thicket; 250–650 m
Distribution
Range: Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Central African Republic, Angola Flora districts: T3 T8

Native to:

Angola, Central African Repu, Congo, Tanzania, Zaïre

Cryptolepis microphylla Baill. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Dec 7, 2000 Welwitsch [5940], Angola K000234056 isotype No
Welwitsch [5939], Angola K000234055 No

First published in Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris 2: 804 (1889)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Goyder, S., Harris, T., Masinde, S., Meve, U. & Venter, J. (2012). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Apocynaceae(2): 1-530.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Goyder, S., Harris, T., Masinde, S., Meve, U. & Venter, J. (2012). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Apocynaceae(2): 1-530.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bull. Soc. Linn. Paris 2: 804 (1889)
  • F.T.A. 4(1): 245 (1902).

  • 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 2022. 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 2022. 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