Cryptolepis microphylla Baill.

First published in Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris 2: 804 (1889)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Congo to Angola, E. Tanzania. It is a climber and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Descriptions

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/44758/10946539

Conservation
VU - vulnerable
[IUCN]

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
[FTEA]

Sources

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • IUCN Categories

    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/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