Raphionacme splendens Schltr.
subsp. splendens

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Raphionacme splendens subsp. splendens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

Raphionacme splendens subsp. splendens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

Raphionacme splendens subsp. splendens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

Raphionacme splendens subsp. splendens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

Raphionacme splendens subsp. splendens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

Raphionacme splendens subsp. splendens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

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Synonyms: Raphionacme excisa Schltr.
Raphionacme jurensis N.E. Br.
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb, up to 50 cm high, growing from a ovoid-deltoid or obconical tuber, 80-200 mm long. Stems 1-3, erect, 20-50 cm long, reddish-green. Leaves opposite, erect, sessile or petiolate, linear-oblong to linear-ovate, 5.5-12 cm long, hairless to sparsely puberulous above, puberulous to somewhat roughish below; margin often wavy; petiole 0-7 mm long. Leaves often develop after flowering. Flowers in axillary and terminal, heads. Corolla lobes reflexed, narrowly ovate-triangular, 7-27 mm long, outside greenish, brownish-pink to dark brown, inside pink, mauve, purple or bluish. Corona lobes purple to white. filiform, simple, 6-20 mm long, hairless. Fruit a single follicle, rarely paired, erect, narrowly ovoid, 5-11 cm long, hairless or hairy.
Notes: The specimen in the photographs appears to be the first record from the Eastern Division.
Derivation of specific name: splendens: splendid
Habitat: Occurring in grassland, scrub and open woodland, often among rock, in shallow soil or sandy areas.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:Jan - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Ethiopia Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Sunday 9 October 2011
Literature:

Venter, H.J.T. (2009). A Taxonomic revision of Raphionacme (Apocynaceae: Periplocoideae) South African Journal of Botany 75(2) Pages 334 - 337. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Raphionacme splendens subsp. splendens.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=184410, retrieved 29 July 2016

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