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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology Roots
Roots tuberous; stems up to 4 m long, scrambling, branches divergent to horizontal, lateral shoots mostly stunted
Morphology Leaves
Leaves clustered on stunted lateral shoots or opposite on normal shoots; petiole 1–3 mm long; blade narrowly to broadly ovate, 35–50(–65) x 7–15(–24) mm, green, pubescent, acute to obtuse or retuse at the apex, cuneate at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences white-tomentose; peduncles 2–8 mm long; pedicles 1–2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers aromatic. Sepals ovate to broadly ovate, 1.5–2 x 1.5–2 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla glabrous; tube 0.8–1.2 mm long; lobes narrowly triangular to narrowly ovate, 5–7 x 2–3 mm, acute to obtuse, green to yellowish-green, glandular swelling globular, dull red-brown
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona-lobes 4–9 mm long, pink with yellow to brownish base, glabrous to sparsely puberulous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2–2.5mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles 145–190 x 6–8 mm, greyish-brown, densely verrucose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds narrowly ovate, 5–7 x 2 mm, smooth; hairs 2–30 mm long, whitish.
Distribution
S3
Ecology
Altitude range c. 150 m .

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Woody climber with white latex.
Morphology Roots
Roots tuberous.
Morphology Stem
Stems up to 4 m long, scrambling, branches divergent to horizontal, lateral shoots mostly stunted
Morphology Leaves
Leaves fascicled on stunted shoots or opposite on normal shoots; petiole 1–3 mm long; blade narrowly to broadly ovate, 3–7 × 1–3 cm, acute to obtuse or retuse, base cuneate, green, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences white-tomentose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncles 2–8 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 1–2 mm long. Flowers aromatic
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals ovate to broadly ovate, 1–2 × 1–2 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla green to yellowish-green, glabrous; tube ± 1 mm long; lobes narrowly triangular to narrowly ovate, 5–7 × 2–3 mm, acute to obtuse, glandular swelling globular, dull red-brown
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona lobes pink, 4–9 mm long, base yellow to brownish, glabrous to sparsely puberulous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Staminal filaments 1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers 1–2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style columnar, ± 1 mm long; style-head ovoid, obtuse to concave; translator with receptacle broadly elliptic, stalk linear, sticky disc hemispherical
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles greyish-brown, 14–19 cm long, 6–8 mm diameter, densely verrucose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds narrowly ovate, 5–7 × 2 mm, smooth; coma whitish, 2–3 cm long.
Figures
Fig 51, p 163
Ecology
Dry bushland on granite, basement screes or quartz outcrops; 750–1400 m
Distribution
Range: Ethiopia, Somalia Flora districts: U2 K1 K3 K6 K7 T1 T2 T3

[FSOM]
Use
Pounded roots in drinking water are used to enhance lactation.

[FTEA]
Use
Pounded roots in drinking water are used to enhance lactation.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda

Buckollia volubilis (Schltr.) Venter & R.L.Verh. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 21, 1994 Scott Elliot, G.F. [s.n.], Uganda K000234301 Unknown type material
Gillett, J.B. [12613], Kenya 1931.000
Gillett, J.B. [14068], Kenya 1932.000
Polhill, R.M. [1050], Tanzania 22965.000
Drummond, R.B. [2307], Tanzania 5323.000

First published in S. African J. Bot. 60: 97 (1994)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
  • 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.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by J. Venter [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Fl. Eth. 4(1): 103 (2003)
  • Fl. Somalia 3: 135 (2006).
  • S. Afr. Journ. Bot. 60: 97 (1994)

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