6747.000 Raphionacme Harv.



Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020) Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2)

Venter, H.J.T. (2009) A Taxonomic revision of Raphionacme (Apocynaceae: Periplocoideae) South African Journal of Botany 75(2) 292-350

Description of the genus

Geophytic suffrutescent herbs or sometimes climbers; latex white; root tuber turnip-shaped to cylindric; underground stems perennial; aerial stems annual, twining, erect or procumbent. Leaves simple, opposite, blades sometimes leathery. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, few- to many-flowered. Corolla tube campanulate to cylindric, inner face fluted; lobes ovate. Follicles paired or single. Seeds ovate with a ring of hairs.

Worldwide: 36 species in Africa with one in Arabia.

Malawi: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
globosa K. Schum.NDescription
grandiflora (K. Schum.) N.E. Br.Description, Image
longifolia (K. Schum.) N.E. Br.C,SDescription, Image
longituba E.A. BruceN
splendens Schltr. subsp. splendens NDescription, Image
welwitschii Schltr. & RendleN,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Raphionacme:

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Flora of Botswana: Raphionacme
Flora of Caprivi: Raphionacme
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Raphionacme
Flora of Mozambique: Raphionacme
Flora of Zambia: Raphionacme
Flora of Zimbabwe: Raphionacme

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Raphionacme
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Raphionacme
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Raphionacme
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Raphionacme
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iNaturalist: Raphionacme
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Raphionacme
JSTOR Plant Science: Raphionacme
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Raphionacme
Plants of the World Online: Raphionacme
Tropicos: Raphionacme
Wikipedia: Raphionacme

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Raphionacme.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1129, retrieved 21 September 2023

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