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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect herb of ± 10 cm high.
Vegetative Multiplication Tubers
Tuber turnip-shaped, ± 13 cm long, 6.5 cm diameter.
Morphology Stem
Aerial stems erect, branching lateral, scabridulous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile to subsessile; blade very narrowly ovate to very narrowly elliptic or obovate, 55–65 × 8–10 mm, acute, scabridulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal and axillary, branched cymes, each branch ± 5-flowered, densely scabridulous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla tube campanulate, 2–3 mm long, outside scabridulous; lobes spreading, maroon-violet, ovate, 3–4 × 1–2 mm, outside densely scabridulous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona lobes maroon-violet, unsegmented; feet fleshy, laterally dilated, concave; upper part filiform, 7–15 mm long, terminally tortuous. Staminal filaments ± 0.5 mm long, basally fleshy, broadly sub-conical, terminally filiform; anthers ovate, ± 1 mm long, acute, connective violet.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style terete, 1–2 mm long; style-head ovoid, acute, ± 1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynostegium
Gynostegium base in corolla mouth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles and seeds unknown.
Ecology
Mountain bushland and grassland; 500–1200 m
Distribution
Flora districts: K1 K4 Range: Ethiopia

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya

Raphionacme moyalica Venter & R.L.Verh. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 15, 1996 Gillett, J.B. [14021], Kenya K000234180 holotype

First published in S. African J. Bot. 63: 101 (1997)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Venter, H.J.T. (2009). A taxonomic revision of Raphianacme (Apocynaceae: Periplocoideae) South African Journal of Botany 75: 292-350.

Not accepted by

  • Albers, F. & Meve, U. (eds.) (2002). Illustrated handbook of succulent plants Asclepiadaceae, corr. 2nd printing: 1-318. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg,New York. [Cited as Raphionacme borenensis.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Goyder, S., Harris, T., Masinde, S., Meve, U. & Venter, J. (2012). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Apocynaceae(2): 1-530.
  • Venter, H.J.T. (2009). A taxonomic revision of Raphianacme (Apocynaceae: Periplocoideae) South African Journal of Botany 75: 292-350.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Fl. Eth. 4(1): 110 (2003).
  • S. Afr. Journ. Bot. 63: 101 (1997)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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