Raphionacme utilis N.E. Br. & Stapf

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Raphionacme utilis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Great Dyke, nr Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Raphionacme utilis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Great Dyke, nr Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Raphionacme utilis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Great Dyke, nr Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Raphionacme utilis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Great Dyke, nr Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Raphionacme utilis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Great Dyke, nr Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

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Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb, up to 10 cm high, growing from a broadly sub-spherical to spindle-shaped tuber, 50-150 cm in diameter. Stems, 1-few, 80 cm long, erect, brownish. Leaves rosette-like, spreading, subsessile to petiolate, ovate-elliptic or obovate, up to 8.5 × 4 cm long, dark green above, hairless or pubescent, purplish below; margin wavy; petiole 0-10 mm long. Flowers mostly only terminal, more or less open inflorescence. Corolla lobes oblong-ovate, 6 × 2 mm, green to green-violet. Corona whitish, hairless or papillose; lobes 3-segmented; central segment 5-6 mm long, linear-filiform; lateral segments fused to form a coronal annulus. Fruit in horizontally spreading, paired follicles or single, narrowly ovoid, 40 × 8 mm.
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Habitat: Occurring in chrome rich soils in Zimbabwe.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Cameroon, DRC and Zimbabwe. Apparently introduced in Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: N
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Images last updated: Wednesday 15 February 2012
Literature:

Venter, H.J.T. (2009). A Taxonomic revision of Raphionacme (Apocynaceae: Periplocoideae) South African Journal of Botany 75(2) Pages 338 - 340. (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 utilis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=184420, retrieved 24 August 2016

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